Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been stated on this item, and the disquiet and discourse about where the "hot" one armed bandits are located in a casino are still happening – more than 60 yrs after the slot machines were first placed in gambling dens.

The classic rule is that the better slot machine games were put just inside the main entry of the casino; so that casino fanatics walking by would see jackpot winners and be influenced to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our determination is that this is no longer the case.

The majority of the mega casinos presently are massive complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ one armed bandits near any exits.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slot machine games are positioned 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 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 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot games.

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