Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been said on this item, and the conflict and discussion about where the "hot" slot games are installed in the casino are still ongoing – more than 60 years after the slot machines were first placed in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the best slot machine games were positioned just inside the entrance of the casino; so that persons going by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be enticed to come inside … play. Our speculation is that this is definitely no longer the case.

The great majority of the big name casinos today are super-colossal complexes … you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot machine games in close proximity to any entrances.

Yet another classic rule is that loose one armed bandits are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. However, 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 slots 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!

Today, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot machines.

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