Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been set forth on this matter, and the debates and discussion about where the "hot" slots are installed in the casino are still there – 60 years after the slot machines were 1st installed in the casinos.

The classic rule is that the superior slots were installed just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that potential gamblers walking by would be able to see jackpot winners and be attracted to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our determination is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Most of the mega casinos today are super-colossal complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machines close to any doors.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot machines are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Interestingly though, we find that this also is not 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 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 one armed bandits.

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