Slot Machine Location

Books have been written on this subject, and the contention and squabbling about where the "hot" slot machine games are placed in a casino are still taking place – over sixty years after slots were 1st placed in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the best slot machine games were put just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that potential gamblers walking by would see jackpot winners and be stimulated to come into the casino … play. Our inference is that this is no longer the case.

Just about all of the large casinos nowadays are gigantic complexes and now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ one armed bandits close-by any doors.

An additional traditional rule is that loose one armed bandits are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Notably however, 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 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!

Today, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machine games.

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