Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been set forth on this item, and the controversy and feuds about where the "hot" slot machine games are positioned in the casino are still bubbling – sixty yrs after slots were 1st installed in casinos.

The standard rule is that the better slot games were positioned just inside the entry of the casino; so that people passing by would see jackpot winners and be keen enough to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our slant is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Almost all of the mega casinos these days are grand complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machines close to any doors.

Another classic rule is that loose slots are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Interestingly though, we find that this also isn’t 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 perspective about where to place the loose slot machine games.

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