Slot Machine positioning

by Lucy on December 6th, 2015

Books have been written on this item, and the debates and arguments about where the "hot" slot games are positioned in the casino are still rampant – over sixty yrs after the slots were first placed in gambling houses.

The classic rule is that the most favorable one armed bandits were located just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that fun seekers going by would see real jackpot winners and be stimulated to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our resolution is that this is no longer true.

Many of the major casinos presently are humongous complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machines near any doors.

Another standard rule is that loose slot machine games are installed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Notably though, 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 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 slots.

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