Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been said on this item, and the debates and disagreement about where the "hot" slot machine games are located in a casino are still taking place – over 60 yrs after slot machine games were 1st added to the gaming floor in casinos.

The standard rule is that the best slot machines were located just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that fun seekers walking by would see actual jackpot winners … be challenged to come into the casino … play. Our conviction is that this is definitely no longer true.

The majority of the large casinos today are super-colossal complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machines near to any doors.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot games are installed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. Importantly though, 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 the slot machines 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.

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