Slot Machine Location

Books have been written on this subject, and the controversy and face-offs about where the "hot" slots are installed in the casino are still on-going – 60 yrs after the slots were 1st added to the gaming floor in the casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the best slots were located just inside the main door of the casino; so that fun seekers going by would see real jackpot winners and be possessed to come into the casino … play. Our reasoning is that this is no longer true.

Most of the mega casinos presently are giant complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ one armed bandits near to any exits.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot machines are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Notably though, 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 perspective about where to place the loose slot games.

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