Slot Machine positioning

Books have been stated on this item, and the bickering and arguments about where the "hot" one armed bandits are placed in a casino are still there – over sixty years after the slot machines were 1st installed in gambling houses.

The classic rule is that the most favorable slot machine games were put just inside the entry of the casino; so that persons passing by would see jackpot winners and be enticed to come inside … play. Our reckoning is that this is definitely no longer the case.

The great majority of the major casinos presently are mammoth complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slots close to any doorways.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot machines are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. However, we find that this also is no longer a universal rule.

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 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!

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

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