Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been said on this item, and the bickering and discord about where the "hot" slot games are positioned in a casino are still rampant – over sixty years after the slots were 1st placed in casinos.

The standard rule is that the better slot machines were positioned just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that potential players going by would see real jackpot winners and be captivated to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our persuasion is that this is no longer the case.

The majority of the large casinos these days are titanic complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot machines near any doorways.

Yet another classic rule is that loose slot machines are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. Nonetheless, 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 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!

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

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