Slot Machine Location

by Lucy on October 12th, 2015

Books have been stated on this topic, and the conflict and discussion about where the "hot" slot machine games are placed in the casino are still passionate – over sixty years after slots were 1st installed in gambling houses.

The traditional rule is that the superior slot machine games were installed just inside the main door of the casino; so that persons walking by would see real jackpot winners … be mesmerized enough to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our finding is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Nearly all of the big name casinos today are gigantic complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot machine games near any doors.

An additional traditional rule is that loose slot machines are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. Notably 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 the slot machines 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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