Slot Machine Location

by Lucy on April 12th, 2021

Volumes have been set forth on this issue, and the debates and squabbling about where the "hot" slot machines are installed in a casino are still bubbling – more than 60 years after slots were first placed in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the very best slots were located just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that folks going by would be able to see jackpot winners and be impressed enough to come into the casino and play. Our thought is that this is not so anymore.

Most of the large casinos today are mammoth complexes … you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machines near to any of the doors.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot machine games are installed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Importantly though, 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 slots 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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