2018
06.26

Slot Machine Location

Books have been set forth on this topic, and the contention and discord about where the "hot" slot machine games are positioned in a casino are still on-going – over 60 years after the slots were 1st added to the gaming floor in the casinos.

The standard rule is that the most favorable slot games were positioned just inside the entrance of the casino; so that folks going by would be able to see jackpot winners … be challenged to come into the casino … play. Our thought is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Practically all of the major casinos today are huge complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machines near to any doorways.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slot games are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Notably though, we find that this also isn’t 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 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!

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