Slot Machine positioning

Books have been stated on this topic, and the disquiet and discussion about where the "hot" slot machine games are installed in the casino are still ongoing – 60 years after one armed bandits were first placed in gambling dens.

The classic rule is that the more favourable one armed bandits were positioned just inside the main door of the casino; so that potential gamblers passing by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be keen enough to come into the casino and play. Our resolve is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Almost all of the major casinos today are gigantic complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machine games close-by any doors.

An additional classic rule is that loose slot machines are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Importantly though, we find that this also is no longer a universal rule.

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 slot games 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!

These days, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machine games.

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