Slot Machine Location

Books have been stated on this subject, and the disquiet and discord about where the "hot" slot machine games are positioned in a casino are still rampant – 60 yrs after the slots were first placed in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the superior slot machines were put just inside the entrance of the casino; so that everyone walking by would see actual jackpot winners … be infatuated enough to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our reasoning is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Practically all of the major casinos today are gigantic complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot machines close to any entrances.

Yet another standard rule is that loose one armed bandits are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Nonetheless, 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 the slot machines 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 very 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 games.

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