Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been set forth on this topic, and the contention and discord about where the "hot" video slots are placed in a casino are still rampant – over sixty years after the slot machines were first placed in gambling houses.

The traditional rule is that the most favorable slots were placed just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that everyone walking by would see real jackpot winners … be tempted to come inside … play. Our assurance is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Most of the major casinos these days are enormous complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot machine games near any entrances or exits.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose one armed bandits are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Notably 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 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 very 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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