Slot Machine positioning

Books have been written on this matter, and the debates and face-offs about where the "hot" slot games are installed in a casino are still bubbling – over sixty yrs after slot machine games were 1st added to the gaming floor in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the very best slots were placed just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that persons walking by would be able to see real jackpot winners … be enthralled to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our inference is that this is not so anymore.

Most of the mega casinos nowadays are grand complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot games near to any entrances or exits.

An additional traditional rule is that loose one armed bandits are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Importantly though, 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 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!

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