Slot Machine Location

Books have been written on this matter, and the debates and interchanges about where the "hot" slot machine games are located in the casino are still rampant – over 60 yrs after the slots were first installed in gambling dens.

The traditional rule is that the very best slot machines were located just inside the entry of the casino; so that casino fanatics passing by would see real jackpot winners and be baited to come into the casino … play. Our stance is that this is no longer true.

The great majority of the large casinos today are super-colossal complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slots near to any of the doors.

An additional standard rule is that loose slots are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. Notably however, 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 the slots 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot games.

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