Slot Machine positioning

Books have been written on this matter, and the bickering and discussion about where the "hot" slots are installed in a casino are still on-going – over sixty years after the slot machines were 1st placed in the casinos.

The classic rule is that the superior one armed bandits were installed just inside the entrance of the casino; so that people passing by would see real jackpot winners … be aroused to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our verdict is that this is definitely no longer the case.

The great majority of the major casinos presently are massive complexes … you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot machine games near to any doors.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot games are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Importantly 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 slot machine games 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 machine games.

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