Slot Machine positioning

Books have been set forth on this subject, and the contention and squabbling about where the "hot" slot games are positioned in the casino are still rampant – sixty years after slot games were 1st installed in the casinos.

The classic rule is that the best slot machine games were placed just inside the entry of the casino; so that everyone going by would be able to see actual jackpot winners … be enticed to come inside … play. Our stance is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Practically all of the major casinos presently are gigantic complexes … now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machines near any exits.

An additional standard rule is that loose slot machines are installed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be roused 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 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!

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

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