Slot Machine Location

by Gabrielle on April 7th, 2021

Volumes have been written on this topic, and the contention and discussion about where the "hot" slot games are positioned in the casino are still taking place – more than sixty years after slot machine games were first installed in gambling houses.

The quintessential rule is that the more favourable slot machine games were installed just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that fun seekers passing by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be inspired to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our assessment is that this is no longer the case.

Just about all of the mega casinos presently are gigantic complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ one armed bandits near to any of the doors.

Another classic rule is that loose slot games are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Importantly 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 slot machine games 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!

These days, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot machine games.

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