Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been set forth on this subject, and the contention and squabbling about where the "hot" one armed bandits are located in the casino are still intense – 60 years after slot machine games were 1st placed in gambling houses.

The quintessential rule is that the most favorable slot machine games were positioned just inside the entrance of the casino; so that potential gamblers walking by would be able to see jackpot winners and be keen enough to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our speculation is that this is definitely no longer true.

Just about all of the big name casinos today are mammoth complexes and now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slots in close proximity to any doors.

An additional classic rule is that loose slot machine games are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be roused 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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