Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been written on this topic, and the bickering and disagreement about where the "hot" slot machine games are installed in the casino are still there – sixty years after the slots were first added to the gaming floor in the casinos.

The standard rule is that the best slots were located just inside the door of the casino; so that people going by would be able to see real jackpot winners … be impressed enough to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our leaning is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Practically all of the mega casinos these days are herculean complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slots close-by any entrances.

Another traditional rule is that loose slot machine games are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. Interestingly though, we find that this also is not 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 slot 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 slot machines.

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