Slot Machine positioning

by Lucy on March 20th, 2024

Books have been said on this subject, and the conflict and squabbling about where the "hot" slots are installed in a casino are still rampant – over sixty yrs after slots were first installed in gambling dens.

The standard rule is that the very best slot machine games were placed just inside the entrance of the casino; so that casino fanatics passing by would see real jackpot winners … be stimulated to come into the casino … play. Our verdict is that this is no longer the case.

The majority of the big name casinos today are gigantic complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot machines near any exits.

Another standard rule is that loose one armed bandits are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Notably however, 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 one armed bandits 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot machines.

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