Slot Machine positioning

by Lucy on July 6th, 2021

Volumes have been set forth on this subject, and the disquiet and arguments about where the "hot" one armed bandits are positioned in a casino are still intense – more than sixty yrs after slots were 1st added to the gaming floor in casinos.

The classic rule is that the more favourable slot machines were put just inside the main door of the casino; so that potential players going by would see real jackpot winners and be impressed enough to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our resolve is that this is no longer the case.

Just about all of the big name casinos presently are jumbo complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machine games near to any doors.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slot machine games are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. Interestingly though, we find that this also is no longer a universal rule.

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 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!

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

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