Slot Machine positioning

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Volumes have been said on this subject, and the bickering and discourse about where the "hot" slot machines are located in the casino are still there – over sixty yrs after slot games were first placed in casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the more favourable one armed bandits were located just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that potential players passing by would be able to see actual jackpot winners … be stirred to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our theorem is that this is definitely no longer true.

Practically all of the big name casinos presently are huge complexes … you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot games close-by any doors.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slots are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. 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 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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