Slot Machine positioning

by Gabrielle on November 2nd, 2015

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Volumes have been said on this topic, and the bickering and disharmony about where the "hot" video slots are installed in the casino are still bubbling – 60 years after the slots were 1st placed in gambling dens.

The standard rule is that the very best slot games were placed just inside the entrance of the casino; so that fun seekers passing by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be intrigued enough to come inside … play. Our estimation is that this is no longer the case.

The great majority of the mega casinos these days are behemothic complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slots near any entrances or exits.

Yet another classic rule is that loose one armed bandits are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. Interestingly though, 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 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 slots.

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