Slot Machine Location

Books have been stated on this item, and the conflict and face-offs about where the "hot" slots are placed in the casino are still happening – over sixty years after one armed bandits were first installed in the casinos.

The standard rule is that the better one armed bandits were installed just inside the main door of the casino; so that people going by would see jackpot winners … be possessed to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our viewpoint is that this is definitely no longer so.

Most of the big name casinos these days are grand complexes and now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ one armed bandits near any entrances or exits.

Another traditional rule is that loose slots are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. Interestingly 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!

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

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