Slot Machine Location

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Books have been written on this issue, and the bickering and discord about where the "hot" video slots are placed in a casino are still raging – over 60 yrs after slot games were 1st placed in gambling dens.

The traditional rule is that the better slot machine games were positioned just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that folks passing by would see actual jackpot winners and be challenged to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our attitude is that this is not so anymore.

Nearly all of the major casinos today are herculean complexes … you no longer can 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 classic rule is that loose one armed bandits are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Notably however, 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 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 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!

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

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