Slot Machine Location

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Books have been stated on this matter, and the debates and discord about where the "hot" slot machine games are installed in a casino are still taking place – over 60 years after the slot machines were first added to the gaming floor in the casinos.

The traditional rule is that the most favorable slot machine games were positioned just inside the main entry of the casino; so that casino fanatics walking by would see actual jackpot winners … be convinced to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our leaning is that this is no longer the case.

Almost all of the large casinos today are huge complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot games in close proximity to any doors.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot games are installed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. Importantly though, we find that this also is not 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 slot machine 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!

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

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