Slot Machine positioning

by Gabrielle on November 24th, 2015

Books have been set forth on this issue, and the disquiet and discourse about where the "hot" slot machine games are located in a casino are still bubbling – over 60 yrs after slots were first installed in gambling dens.

The classic rule is that the more favourable slot machines were located just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that casino fanatics passing by would see actual jackpot winners … be captivated to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our theory is that this is definitely no longer so.

The majority of the major casinos nowadays are mammoth complexes and now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot games close-by any exits.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot games are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be influenced to play. Importantly 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 machine 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!

These days, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot machine games.

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