Slot Machine Location

by Gabrielle on August 26th, 2022

Volumes have been stated on this topic, and the controversy and disagreement about where the "hot" slot machines are positioned in a casino are still raging – sixty years after slot machines were first added to the gaming floor in gambling dens.

The classic rule is that the more favourable one armed bandits were installed just inside the entrance of the casino; so that people walking by would see real jackpot winners and be inspired to come inside and play. Our assurance is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Many of the major casinos presently are magnificent complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot machine games near any doorways.

An additional standard rule is that loose slot machine games are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be energized 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 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose one armed bandits.

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