Slot Machine positioning

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Volumes have been stated on this issue, and the conflict and feuds about where the "hot" slots are placed in a casino are still raging – over sixty years after the slots were 1st installed in the casinos.

The traditional rule is that the very best slot machine games were placed just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that potential gamblers passing by would see real jackpot winners … be drawn to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our reckoning is that this is not so anymore.

Just about all of the big name casinos today are magnificent complexes and now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machines near to any doors.

Another traditional rule is that loose slot games are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Notably though, 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 slot games 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!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose one armed bandits.

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