Slot Machine positioning

by Gabrielle on November 27th, 2017

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Volumes have been stated on this item, and the contention and disagreement about where the "hot" video slots are placed in the casino are still bubbling – sixty yrs after slots were 1st installed in gambling houses.

The classic rule is that the better slots were put just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that everyone passing by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be drawn to come inside and play. Our inference is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Nearly all of the big name casinos today are monstrous complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slots close to any doors.

Another traditional rule is that loose slot machines are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be motivated 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 one armed bandits 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 games.

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