Slot Machine Location

by Lucy on December 20th, 2023

Volumes have been set forth on this issue, and the disquiet and discourse about where the "hot" slot machines are installed in the casino are still on-going – more than 60 years after slot machine games were 1st installed in the casinos.

The traditional rule is that the most favorable slot machines were installed just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that casino fanatics walking by would see real jackpot winners and be impressed enough to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our conclusion is that this is no longer true.

Many of the major casinos today are enormous complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slots close-by any doors.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slot machines are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Importantly 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 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 philosophy about where to place the loose one armed bandits.

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