Slot Machine Location

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Volumes have been said on this subject, and the contention and arguments about where the "hot" slot games are located in the casino are still happening – over 60 years after slot games were 1st installed in casinos.

The standard rule is that the more favourable slots were positioned just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that people passing by would see jackpot winners … be challenged to come inside … play. Our leaning is that this is no longer the case.

Many of the mega casinos presently are herculean complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machines in close proximity to any entrances.

An additional traditional rule is that loose slot games are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. Importantly 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 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 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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