Slot Machine Location

by Lucy on August 31st, 2018

Volumes have been stated on this item, and the debates and discord about where the "hot" slot machine games are placed in a casino are still raging – over 60 years after slots were first placed in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the more favourable slots were located just inside the entry of the casino; so that folks going by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be captivated to come into the casino and play. Our stance is that this is no longer the case.

Practically all of the big name casinos today are huge complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot games in close proximity to any entrances.

Yet another standard rule is that loose one armed bandits are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Importantly 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 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 games.

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