Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been set forth on this item, and the contention and disagreement about where the "hot" one armed bandits are placed in a casino are still raging – more than 60 yrs after slot machines were 1st placed in gambling houses.

The quintessential rule is that the better slot games were placed just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that people passing by would see jackpot winners and be inspired to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our reckoning is that this is definitely no longer true.

Just about all of the major casinos today are titanic complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slots close-by any doors.

Another standard rule is that loose slot machines are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Notably however, we find that this also isn’t 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 slot machines 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!

These days, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose one armed bandits.

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