Slot Machine positioning

[ English ]

Volumes have been set forth on this subject, and the controversy and squabbling about where the "hot" video slots are positioned in a casino are still rampant – more than 60 years after slot games were first placed in gambling dens.

The classic rule is that the very best slot machine games were positioned just inside the main door of the casino; so that everyone going by would see jackpot winners … be infatuated enough to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our observation is that this is no longer true.

Many of the mega casinos presently are enormous complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machines close to any doors.

An additional classic rule is that loose slot games are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. Nonetheless, we find that this also isn’t 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 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 philosophy about where to place the loose slot machine games.

You must be logged in to post a comment.