Slot Machine positioning

by Gabrielle on June 5th, 2019

[ English ]

Volumes have been set forth on this issue, and the bickering and disharmony about where the "hot" video slots are installed in a casino are still happening – more than sixty years after slot machines were 1st installed in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the most favorable slot machine games were installed just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that potential gamblers walking by would be able to see actual jackpot winners … be smitten to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our estimation is that this is no longer the case.

Practically all of the major casinos today are monstrous complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot games close-by any doors.

An additional classic rule is that loose slot machine games are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players 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 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 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!

Today, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot games.

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