Slot Machine positioning

by Lucy on December 21st, 2017

Books have been stated on this subject, and the debates and discourse about where the "hot" slots are installed in the casino are still intense – more than 60 years after slot machine games were 1st installed in gambling dens.

The traditional rule is that the best slots were located just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that everyone passing by would be able to see jackpot winners … be baited to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our assessment is that this is not so anymore.

Most of the mega casinos today are enormous complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot games near any entrances or exits.

Another classic rule is that loose slot 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 however, 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 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 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!

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

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