Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been written on this matter, and the conflict and ruckus about where the "hot" slots are located in a casino are still raging – more than 60 yrs after one armed bandits were first placed in gambling dens.

The classic rule is that the most favorable slot machine games were located just inside the entry of the casino; so that folks walking by would see real jackpot winners and be mesmerized enough to come inside … play. Our verdict is that this is no longer true.

Almost all of the mega casinos these days are huge complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slots close-by any doors.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slot games are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. 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 slots 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!

These days, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machines.

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