Slot Machine Location

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Volumes have been written on this subject, and the conflict and discussion about where the "hot" video slots are located in the casino are still rampant – sixty yrs after the slot machines were first placed in the casinos.

The traditional rule is that the best slots were installed just inside the main entry of the casino; so that everyone passing by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be titillated to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our opinion is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Almost all of the big name casinos these days are gigantic complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ one armed bandits close to any of the doors.

Another standard rule is that loose one armed bandits are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. Importantly 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 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 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!

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

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