Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been written on this topic, and the conflict and discord about where the "hot" one armed bandits are positioned in the casino are still raging – over sixty yrs after the slot machines were 1st placed in gambling houses.

The classic rule is that the more favourable slots were put just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that casino fanatics walking by would be able to see real jackpot winners … be infatuated enough to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our thought is that this is no longer true.

Many of the major casinos today are immense complexes … now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot machine games close-by any doorways.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slot games are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. However, 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 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 games.

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