Slot Machine Location

by Gabrielle on August 29th, 2015

Books have been stated on this item, and the bickering and face-offs about where the "hot" slot machines are positioned in the casino are still on-going – 60 yrs after the slot machines were first added to the gaming floor in gambling dens.

The quintessential rule is that the most favorable slot machine games were located just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that folks passing by would be able to see real jackpot winners … be mesmerized enough to come inside and play. Our viewpoint is that this is no longer the case.

Most of the large casinos these days are giant complexes … you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot games near to any entrances or exits.

Another classic 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 energized to play. Importantly however, 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 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 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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