Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been said on this matter, and the conflict and disharmony about where the "hot" slots are placed in a casino are still passionate – sixty years after the slot machines were 1st installed in gambling dens.

The standard rule is that the superior slot games were put just inside the main door of the casino; so that people passing by would be able to see jackpot winners … be challenged to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our deduction is that this is definitely no longer so.

Nearly all of the large casinos today are huge complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machines near any of the doors.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slots are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. Importantly however, we find that this also is not 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 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!

These days, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose one armed bandits.

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