Slot Machine Location

by Gabrielle on April 23rd, 2016

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Books have been set forth on this topic, and the contention and disharmony about where the "hot" slots are located in the casino are still on-going – over sixty yrs after slots were first added to the gaming floor in gambling houses.

The quintessential rule is that the better slot machines were located just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that people passing by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be enthralled to come inside … play. Our viewpoint is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Nearly all of the major casinos these days are humongous complexes … you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ one armed bandits near to any doors.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slots are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Nonetheless, 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!

These days, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machines.

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