Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been stated on this subject, and the disquiet and squabbling about where the "hot" video slots are installed in the casino are still ongoing – over 60 yrs after slot machine games were first placed in casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the more favourable one armed bandits were put just inside the entry of the casino; so that potential gamblers going by would be able to see jackpot winners and be convinced to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our perspective is that this is not so anymore.

The majority of the large casinos nowadays are jumbo complexes … you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ one armed bandits in close proximity to any of the doors.

An additional classic rule is that loose slots are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be influenced to play. Notably 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 machines.

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