Slot Machine positioning

Books have been stated on this topic, and the bickering and squabbling about where the "hot" video slots are installed in a casino are still bubbling – over sixty yrs after slot games were 1st placed in casinos.

The classic rule is that the most favorable slot machine games were located just inside the entry of the casino; so that folks passing by would be able to see jackpot winners … be inspired to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our theory is that this is definitely no longer so.

Most of the large casinos presently are jumbo complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slots near any exits.

An additional standard rule is that loose slots are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Importantly 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 slot games 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 perspective about where to place the loose one armed bandits.

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