Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been set forth on this item, and the debates and squabbling about where the "hot" video slots are installed in a casino are still intense – over 60 years after the slot machines were 1st installed in gambling dens.

The standard rule is that the better slot games were positioned just inside the main door of the casino; so that everyone walking by would be able to see jackpot winners … be enticed to come inside and play. Our estimation is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Just about all of the large casinos nowadays are grand complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot games close-by any exits.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose one armed bandits are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Interestingly though, 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 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 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 perspective about where to place the loose one armed bandits.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.