Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been stated on this item, and the conflict and discussion about where the "hot" slot machine games are installed in a casino are still intense – over 60 years after slots were 1st added to the gaming floor in gambling houses.

The traditional rule is that the superior one armed bandits were installed just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that persons walking by would see jackpot winners … be tempted to come inside … play. Our sneaking suspicion is that this is no longer true.

The great majority of the major casinos today are colossal complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ one armed bandits near any exits.

Another traditional rule is that loose slot machines are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Importantly 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 slot machine games 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 perspective about where to place the loose slot games.

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