Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been said on this topic, and the contention and feuds about where the "hot" slots are located in the casino are still passionate – more than 60 yrs after slot machine games were first placed in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the superior slot machines were placed just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that persons passing by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be smitten to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our frame of mind is that this is definitely no longer true.

The majority of the big name casinos nowadays are titanic complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slots close to any doors.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose one armed bandits are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. However, we find that this also is no longer a universal rule.

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 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!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot machine games.

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