Slot Machine Location

[ English ]

Volumes have been written on this item, and the controversy and discord about where the "hot" video slots are placed in a casino are still passionate – over 60 years after the slots were 1st installed in casinos.

The standard rule is that the more favourable slot machines were installed just inside the door of the casino; so that potential gamblers passing by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be keen enough to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our opinion is that this is no longer the case.

Many of the large casinos presently are humongous complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machine games close to any entrances.

Another standard rule is that loose slot games are installed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. Notably though, 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 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!

Today, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot machines.

  1. No comments yet.

  1. No trackbacks yet.

You must be logged in to post a comment.