Slot Machine Location

by Lucy on May 20th, 2017

[ English ]

Volumes have been set forth on this topic, and the conflict and discourse about where the "hot" one armed bandits are installed in a casino are still taking place – 60 years after the slot machines were first placed in gambling houses.

The classic rule is that the more favourable slot games were installed just inside the entrance of the casino; so that everyone passing by would see real jackpot winners and be baited to come inside and play. Our sneaking suspicion is that this is definitely no longer the case.

The majority of the major casinos nowadays are herculean complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ one armed bandits close-by any doors.

Another standard rule is that loose slot machines are installed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Interestingly though, we find that this also is not 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 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!

These days, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot machine games.

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