Slot Machine positioning

by Gabrielle on December 26th, 2016

[ English ]

Volumes have been stated on this issue, and the conflict and squabbling about where the "hot" slot machines are placed in a casino are still passionate – more than 60 yrs after the slots were first placed in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the better slot machine games were put just inside the main door of the casino; so that persons passing by would see jackpot winners and be mesmerized enough to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our stance is that this is definitely no longer so.

Almost all of the large casinos today are colossal complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ one armed bandits in close proximity to any exits.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slots are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. Notably though, 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 the slots 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 philosophy about where to place the loose slot machine games.

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