Slot Machine Location

by Lucy on October 15th, 2015

Books have been written on this topic, and the conflict and discourse about where the "hot" slot machines are installed in a casino are still passionate – more than sixty years after slots were 1st installed in gambling dens.

The classic rule is that the best one armed bandits were located just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that individuals going by would be able to see jackpot winners … be aroused to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our disposition is that this is definitely no longer true.

Many of the major casinos today are grand complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot games in close proximity to any entrances or exits.

An additional traditional rule is that loose one armed bandits are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Nonetheless, we find that this also is no longer a universal rule.

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!

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

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