Slot Machine positioning

by Gabrielle on October 29th, 2015

[ English ]

Volumes have been set forth on this topic, and the controversy and arguments about where the "hot" slot games are positioned in the casino are still on-going – 60 years after slot machines were 1st added to the gaming floor in the casinos.

The standard rule is that the superior slots were placed just inside the door of the casino; so that persons walking by would see actual jackpot winners and be challenged to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our presumption is that this is no longer true.

Most of the major casinos nowadays are behemothic complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slots close-by any entrances or exits.

Another classic rule is that loose slots are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. However, 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 perspective about where to place the loose slot machines.

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