Slot Machine positioning

by Lucy on August 26th, 2019

[ English ]

Books have been stated on this issue, and the disquiet and discussion about where the "hot" slot machines are located in a casino are still passionate – more than sixty yrs after slot machine games were first placed in casinos.

The classic rule is that the very best slot machines were located just inside the door of the casino; so that individuals walking by would see actual jackpot winners and be captivated to come into the casino and play. Our theorem is that this is definitely no longer true.

Most of the major casinos these days are immense complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slots close to any doorways.

An additional traditional rule is that loose slot games are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. 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 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 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 perspective about where to place the loose one armed bandits.

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