Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been said on this topic, and the contention and arguments about where the "hot" video slots are located in a casino are still there – more than sixty years after slot machine games were first added to the gaming floor in gambling dens.

The standard rule is that the very best slot games were placed just inside the entry of the casino; so that casino fanatics walking by would be able to see real jackpot winners … be baited to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our standpoint is that this is no longer true.

The majority of the large casinos these days are gigantic complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machines close to any exits.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slots are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be energized 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 one armed bandits 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 philosophy about where to place the loose slots.

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