Slot Machine positioning

Books have been written on this topic, and the disquiet and interchanges about where the "hot" slot machines are positioned in the casino are still taking place – more than sixty yrs after the slots were first added to the gaming floor in gambling houses.

The classic rule is that the very best one armed bandits were located just inside the entrance of the casino; so that fun seekers passing by would see real jackpot winners … be intrigued enough to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our attitude is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Many of the big name casinos nowadays are oversized complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot games near to any doors.

Yet another classic rule is that loose slot games are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be roused 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 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 very 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 one armed bandits.

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