Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been set forth on this subject, and the bickering and discord about where the "hot" video slots are installed in a casino are still there – more than 60 yrs after the slot machines were 1st placed in the casinos.

The traditional rule is that the better one armed bandits were located just inside the main door of the casino; so that casino fanatics walking by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be smitten to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our thought is that this is no longer true.

Most of the major casinos nowadays are super-colossal complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slots close-by any doorways.

An additional standard rule is that loose slot games are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Interestingly 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 the 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 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!

These days, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot games.

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