Slot Machine positioning

by Lucy on February 1st, 2016

Books have been stated on this item, and the debates and face-offs about where the "hot" video slots are installed in a casino are still taking place – over 60 years after the slot machines were 1st added to the gaming floor in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the very best slot machines were placed just inside the main door of the casino; so that people passing by would see real jackpot winners and be captivated to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our standpoint is that this is definitely no longer so.

Practically all of the big name casinos presently are herculean complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slots close-by any of the doors.

Another standard rule is that loose one armed bandits are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Importantly however, 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 one armed bandits 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slots.

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