Slot Machine Location

by Gabrielle on October 18th, 2021

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Books have been stated on this issue, and the debates and disagreement about where the "hot" slots are located in a casino are still there – sixty years after slot games were 1st placed in gambling houses.

The traditional rule is that the more favourable slot games were located just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that people walking by would be able to see actual jackpot winners … be intrigued enough to come inside … play. Our resolution is that this is no longer the case.

The great majority of the large casinos today are huge complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot machines in close proximity to any doors.

An additional classic rule is that loose slot games are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Notably though, 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 slot 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot machine games.

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