Slot Machine positioning

Books have been stated on this matter, and the bickering and discussion about where the "hot" video slots are located in a casino are still on-going – over sixty years after the slot machines were first added to the gaming floor in the casinos.

The classic rule is that the very best one armed bandits were located just inside the entrance of the casino; so that individuals going by would be able to see real jackpot winners … be smitten to come into the casino … play. Our determination is that this is definitely no longer true.

Nearly all of the big name casinos presently are jumbo complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machine games near to any of the doors.

Yet another classic rule is that loose slots are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. 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 slot machines 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!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot games.

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