Slot Machine Location

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Volumes have been said on this issue, and the controversy and interchanges about where the "hot" slot machines are installed in the casino are still rampant – more than 60 yrs after slot machines were 1st placed in gambling dens.

The quintessential rule is that the better one armed bandits were positioned just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that persons walking by would be able to see real jackpot winners … be impressed enough to come into the casino … play. Our reckoning is that this is definitely no longer so.

Almost all of the large casinos presently are titanic complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot machine games close-by any entrances or exits.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot games are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. Importantly though, we find that this also is not 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!

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

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