Slot Machine Location

Books have been written on this topic, and the debates and discussion about where the "hot" slot games are positioned in the casino are still on-going – more than 60 yrs after the slot machines were 1st placed in gambling houses.

The traditional rule is that the very best slots were positioned just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that potential players walking by would see real jackpot winners and be influenced to come inside … play. Our conviction is that this is definitely no longer so.

Most of the major casinos today are enormous complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot machines near any entrances or exits.

An additional standard rule is that loose slots are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Notably 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 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!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machine games.

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