Slot Machine Location

Books have been written on this subject, and the debates and discourse about where the "hot" slots are installed in a casino are still taking place – over 60 years after one armed bandits were 1st installed in gambling houses.

The standard rule is that the most favorable slots were installed just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that fun seekers walking by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be captivated to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our slant is that this is no longer the case.

Nearly all of the big name casinos nowadays are titanic complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machine games close to any doorways.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slots are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Importantly though, we find that this also isn’t 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 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 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 philosophy about where to place the loose slot machines.

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