Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been stated on this matter, and the debates and interchanges about where the "hot" one armed bandits are located in the casino are still passionate – over sixty years after slot machines were 1st placed in gambling houses.

The quintessential rule is that the superior slots were placed just inside the entry of the casino; so that persons walking by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be drawn to come inside … play. Our disposition is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Practically all of the major casinos nowadays are super-colossal complexes and now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot games in close proximity to any of the doors.

Another classic rule is that loose slot games are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be influenced 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 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 machines.

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