Slot Machine positioning

by Lucy on November 21st, 2015

[ English ]

Volumes have been stated on this topic, and the disquiet and interchanges about where the "hot" slot machine games are placed in a casino are still passionate – over sixty years after slot machine games were 1st added to the gaming floor in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the most favorable slot machines were installed just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that individuals passing by would be able to see jackpot winners and be impressed enough to come into the casino … play. Our sentiment is that this is no longer true.

Almost all of the big name casinos presently are titanic complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slots close to any doorways.

An additional standard rule is that loose one armed bandits are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be encouraged 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 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machines.

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