Slot Machine positioning

Books have been set forth on this issue, and the controversy and discourse about where the "hot" video slots are positioned in a casino are still there – more than sixty yrs after the slots were 1st added to the gaming floor in casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the superior one armed bandits were put just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that everyone walking by would be able to see real jackpot winners … be stirred to come inside … play. Our verdict is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Most of the big name casinos these days are grand complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot machines in close proximity to any doorways.

Another classic rule is that loose slot games are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be influenced to play. Interestingly though, 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 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose one armed bandits.

  1. No comments yet.

  1. No trackbacks yet.

You must be logged in to post a comment.