Slot Machine positioning

by Gabrielle on October 3rd, 2016

[ English ]

Volumes have been written on this issue, and the disquiet and ruckus about where the "hot" slot machine games are placed in the casino are still bubbling – more than sixty years after the slot machines were first placed in gambling houses.

The quintessential rule is that the most favorable slots were installed just inside the entry of the casino; so that persons walking by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be baited to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our feeling is that this is no longer the case.

The majority of the major casinos today are colossal complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot games near any entrances.

An additional classic rule is that loose slot machine games are installed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be influenced to play. Importantly 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 slots.

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