Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been stated on this topic, and the controversy and disharmony about where the "hot" one armed bandits are installed in the casino are still there – more than sixty years after one armed bandits were first placed in gambling dens.

The classic rule is that the best slots were located just inside the entry of the casino; so that potential gamblers going by would see jackpot winners … be baited to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our sentiment is that this is definitely no longer so.

Almost all of the major casinos presently are massive complexes … now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot machines near any exits.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slots are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Interestingly though, we find that this also isn’t a universal rule any more.

What casinos found over the years is that people walking down the busy aisles were frequently on the way to somewhere else. If they played the slot machines at all, they would simply put in their loose change because they happened to be walking by. Win or lose, they would very often not stop to keep playing. And the last thing a casino wants is for someone to win a jackpot by playing only a few coins and then not stay to put it all back in!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slots.

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