Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been stated on this subject, and the debates and arguments about where the "hot" slot machine games are placed in the casino are still there – 60 yrs after the slots were first placed in gambling houses.

The traditional rule is that the superior slot machine games were positioned just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that everyone passing by would see jackpot winners and be titillated to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our viewpoint is that this is definitely no longer true.

Almost all of the major casinos today are enormous complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ one armed bandits near any doors.

Another standard rule is that loose one armed bandits are installed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Importantly however, 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 the slot machines 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!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slots.

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