Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been written on this issue, and the disquiet and face-offs about where the "hot" slot machine games are positioned in the casino are still raging – more than sixty yrs after slots were 1st installed in casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the best one armed bandits were located just inside the main door of the casino; so that casino fanatics walking by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be infatuated enough to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our sentiment is that this is not so anymore.

Nearly all of the big name casinos presently are behemothic complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot machines close to any entrances.

An additional classic rule is that loose slots are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be encouraged 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 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!

Today, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot games.

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