Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been set forth on this subject, and the bickering and disagreement about where the "hot" slot games are placed in a casino are still intense – over sixty yrs after the slot machines were first added to the gaming floor in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the better slot machine games were placed just inside the door of the casino; so that persons passing by would be able to see jackpot winners … be enticed to come inside … play. Our frame of mind is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Just about all of the large casinos today are grand complexes … you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ one armed bandits close to any entrances or exits.

An additional traditional rule is that loose slot games are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be influenced to play. However, we find that this also is not 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 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 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 one armed bandits.

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