Slot Machine Location

by Gabrielle on February 6th, 2016

Volumes have been set forth on this issue, and the debates and discussion about where the "hot" slot machine games are located in a casino are still bubbling – sixty years after slot machine games were first installed in casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the more favourable slot machines were positioned just inside the door of the casino; so that everyone passing by would be able to see jackpot winners and be smitten to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our observation is that this is no longer the case.

The great majority of the mega casinos presently are immense complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot machines close-by any doorways.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slot machine games are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. However, we find that this also is no longer a universal rule.

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 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 machines.

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