Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been written on this item, and the conflict and disagreement about where the "hot" slot machines are located in a casino are still on-going – sixty yrs after slot machine games were first placed in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the superior slot games were placed just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that persons walking by would see actual jackpot winners and be intrigued enough to come inside and play. Our resolve is that this is no longer true.

Most of the big name casinos nowadays are massive complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ one armed bandits near any entrances.

Another standard rule is that loose one armed bandits are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Importantly though, 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 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!

Today, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose one armed bandits.

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