Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been written on this topic, and the conflict and feuds about where the "hot" one armed bandits are positioned in the casino are still rampant – over 60 yrs after slots were first installed in casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the superior slot machine games were positioned just inside the entrance of the casino; so that individuals passing by would see jackpot winners … be infatuated enough to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our inference is that this is no longer true.

Practically all of the large casinos nowadays are humongous complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ one armed bandits close-by any entrances or exits.

Another standard rule is that loose one armed bandits are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. 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 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 perspective about where to place the loose slot machine games.

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