Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been written on this item, and the disquiet and feuds about where the "hot" slot machine games are located in the casino are still intense – more than sixty years after slot games were 1st placed in the casinos.

The traditional rule is that the more favourable slot machines were positioned just inside the main door of the casino; so that persons walking by would see real jackpot winners … be smitten to come inside … play. Our stance is that this is not so anymore.

The great majority of the big name casinos today are magnificent complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slots close-by any doorways.

Another classic 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 encouraged to play. Notably 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 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 perspective about where to place the loose slot machines.

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