Slot Machine Location

by Gabrielle on December 27th, 2020

Volumes have been stated on this issue, and the conflict and ruckus about where the "hot" one armed bandits are located in a casino are still raging – over sixty years after slots were first installed in the casinos.

The classic rule is that the superior one armed bandits were positioned just inside the door of the casino; so that everyone walking by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be titillated to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our inclination is that this is not so anymore.

Many of the large casinos these days are colossal complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot games near any doors.

Another classic rule is that loose one armed bandits are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Notably 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 the slot machines 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!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose one armed bandits.

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