Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been stated on this topic, and the contention and squabbling about where the "hot" slots are located in the casino are still there – over 60 years after slots were first added to the gaming floor in gambling houses.

The classic rule is that the more favourable slot machines were installed just inside the main door of the casino; so that persons walking by would see actual jackpot winners and be mesmerized enough to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our belief is that this is no longer true.

Nearly all of the large casinos these days are behemothic complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ one armed bandits near to any doors.

Another classic rule is that loose slots are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be roused 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 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!

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

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