Slot Machine Location

Books have been set forth on this subject, and the bickering and feuds about where the "hot" video slots are placed in the casino are still taking place – over sixty yrs after slots were 1st placed in casinos.

The standard rule is that the more favourable slots were placed just inside the entrance of the casino; so that people going by would see actual jackpot winners and be enthralled to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our inference is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Most of the big name casinos nowadays are oversized complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ one armed bandits close-by any entrances or exits.

Yet another classic rule is that loose slots are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be influenced to play. Notably 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 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!

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

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