Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been stated on this issue, and the contention and discourse about where the "hot" slot games are positioned in a casino are still ongoing – sixty years after slot machines were 1st installed in gambling dens.

The quintessential rule is that the superior one armed bandits were installed just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that people going by would be able to see actual jackpot winners … be captivated to come inside … play. Our resolve is that this is no longer true.

Nearly all of the big name casinos today are massive complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slots in close proximity to any exits.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slot machines are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be influenced to play. Nonetheless, 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 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!

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

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