Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been written on this subject, and the debates and discourse about where the "hot" one armed bandits are installed in the casino are still rampant – over 60 years after slot games were 1st added to the gaming floor in casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the very best slot machines were placed just inside the entry of the casino; so that individuals passing by would be able to see jackpot winners and be challenged to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our philosophy is that this is no longer true.

The great majority of the major casinos nowadays are grand complexes … you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ one armed bandits near to any doors.

An additional traditional rule is that loose one armed bandits are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential players 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 slot machine games 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 slots.

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