Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been set forth on this matter, and the debates and discord about where the "hot" slots are placed in a casino are still ongoing – sixty yrs after slot games were 1st placed in gambling dens.

The standard rule is that the superior slot machines were installed just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that persons walking by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be enticed to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our leaning is that this is definitely no longer true.

The great majority of the large casinos presently are herculean complexes … now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot machine games near any doors.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slot machines are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. However, 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 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!

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

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