Slot Machine positioning

Books have been stated on this subject, and the controversy and ruckus about where the "hot" video slots are positioned in a casino are still intense – sixty years after one armed bandits were first installed in gambling dens.

The traditional rule is that the best slots were placed just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that potential gamblers passing by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be tempted to come into the casino … play. Our theorem is that this is definitely no longer so.

The majority of the big name casinos today are behemothic complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machines near to any exits.

An additional standard rule is that loose one armed bandits are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Importantly 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!

Today, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slots.

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