Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been said on this issue, and the bickering and ruckus about where the "hot" slots are located in a casino are still passionate – more than 60 yrs after one armed bandits were 1st added to the gaming floor in the casinos.

The traditional rule is that the most favorable slot games were placed just inside the main door of the casino; so that casino fanatics passing by would be able to see jackpot winners … be mesmerized enough to come into the casino and play. Our slant is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Just about all of the big name casinos nowadays are mammoth complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot games close to any entrances.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slot machines are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be roused 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 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!

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

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