Slot Machine positioning

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Volumes have been set forth on this item, and the controversy and discord about where the "hot" slots are located in a casino are still intense – over sixty yrs after one armed bandits were 1st placed in casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the very best one armed bandits were located just inside the entrance of the casino; so that potential gamblers going by would see jackpot winners and be smitten to come inside … play. Our slant is that this is not so anymore.

Just about all of the major casinos today are super-colossal complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot machine games near to any entrances or exits.

Another standard rule is that loose slot machines are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. Nonetheless, 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 one armed bandits 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!

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

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