Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been written on this item, and the debates and feuds about where the "hot" slot machine games are placed in the casino are still ongoing – over sixty years after slot games were 1st placed in the casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the best one armed bandits were installed just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that everyone going by would see jackpot winners … be convinced to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our resolution is that this is not so anymore.

Almost all of the major casinos presently are titanic complexes … you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot machine games close to any entrances or exits.

An additional standard rule is that loose slot games are installed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Notably 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 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 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 philosophy about where to place the loose one armed bandits.

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