Slot Machine Location

Books have been stated on this topic, and the debates and ruckus about where the "hot" slots are located in a casino are still happening – over sixty yrs after one armed bandits were 1st placed in the casinos.

The traditional rule is that the superior slots were located just inside the main entry of the casino; so that potential gamblers going by would see actual jackpot winners … be possessed to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our speculation is that this is definitely no longer so.

Nearly all of the major casinos presently are enormous complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machines near to any entrances or exits.

An additional classic rule is that loose one armed bandits are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be influenced to play. However, 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 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 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 slot machines.

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