Slot Machine positioning

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Volumes have been written on this issue, and the controversy and discourse about where the "hot" slot machine games are installed in a casino are still intense – 60 years after the slots were 1st installed in the casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the best slot machine games were positioned just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that individuals going by would be able to see jackpot winners … be aroused to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our determination is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Many of the major casinos these days are oversized complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machine games near to any entrances.

An additional traditional rule is that loose slots are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Importantly however, we find that this also is no longer a universal rule.

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 one armed bandits 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!

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

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