Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been stated on this subject, and the disquiet and discord about where the "hot" video slots are placed in the casino are still intense – sixty yrs after one armed bandits were 1st installed in gambling houses.

The standard rule is that the best slots were placed just inside the entrance of the casino; so that potential players going by would see actual jackpot winners … be smitten to come into the casino and play. Our sentiment is that this is no longer the case.

Just about all of the major casinos today are behemothic complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ one armed bandits near to any doorways.

An additional traditional rule is that loose slot machine games are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Interestingly 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 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 philosophy about where to place the loose slot machines.

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