Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been stated on this issue, and the conflict and feuds about where the "hot" slot machine games are placed in a casino are still on-going – 60 yrs after slot machine games were first placed in casinos.

The standard rule is that the more favourable slot machine games were put just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that potential gamblers passing by would see jackpot winners and be inspired to come into the casino … play. Our feeling is that this is definitely no longer true.

Most of the large casinos today are huge complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machine games close-by any entrances.

An additional classic rule is that loose slot machines are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. 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 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!

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

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