Slot Machine positioning

by Lucy on October 21st, 2020

Volumes have been said on this issue, and the debates and discord about where the "hot" video slots are located in a casino are still bubbling – more than 60 yrs after slots were 1st installed in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the most favorable slot machines were located just inside the main entry of the casino; so that casino fanatics passing by would see real jackpot winners … be tempted to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our deduction is that this is definitely no longer true.

Almost all of the big name casinos these days are giant complexes … you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ one armed bandits close-by any doorways.

An additional standard rule is that loose slot games are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Notably 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 slot games 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!

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

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