Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been stated on this item, and the bickering and ruckus about where the "hot" slot games are placed in the casino are still bubbling – more than sixty years after slot machine games were first added to the gaming floor in gambling dens.

The traditional rule is that the best slot machine games were installed just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that folks going by would see actual jackpot winners and be inspired to come into the casino and play. Our speculation is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Almost all of the major casinos these days are mammoth complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ one armed bandits near to any exits.

Yet another classic rule is that loose slot machines are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Notably however, 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 the 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 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!

Today, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot games.

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