Slot Machine Location

Books have been said on this topic, and the disquiet and arguments about where the "hot" slots are placed in the casino are still on-going – more than 60 yrs after the slots were first installed in gambling houses.

The classic rule is that the more favourable slot machines were positioned just inside the entrance of the casino; so that individuals passing by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be mesmerized enough to come into the casino … play. Our leaning is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Practically all of the big name casinos these days are huge complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slots near any entrances or exits.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slot machine games are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Importantly though, 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 the slots 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!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot games.

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