Slot Machine Location

by Gabrielle on April 24th, 2019

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Books have been said on this matter, and the bickering and squabbling about where the "hot" slot machines are positioned in a casino are still rampant – 60 yrs after the slot machines were first added to the gaming floor in gambling dens.

The quintessential rule is that the more favourable one armed bandits were positioned just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that folks going by would see actual jackpot winners and be attracted to come inside … play. Our verdict is that this is no longer the case.

Almost all of the major casinos nowadays are gigantic complexes … now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slots close to any doorways.

An additional standard rule is that loose slot machines are installed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Importantly however, 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 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machines.

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