Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been set forth on this item, and the controversy and discourse about where the "hot" slot games are installed in a casino are still on-going – more than sixty yrs after one armed bandits were 1st placed in gambling houses.

The traditional rule is that the most favorable slot games were put just inside the main entry of the casino; so that casino fanatics walking by would see actual jackpot winners … be stirred to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our belief is that this is no longer true.

The great majority of the big name casinos these days are grand complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machines near any entrances.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot machine games are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be inspired 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 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 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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