Slot Machine positioning

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Books have been written on this subject, and the bickering and discord about where the "hot" slot machines are located in a casino are still taking place – over 60 yrs after one armed bandits were 1st installed in casinos.

The standard rule is that the most favorable one armed bandits were put just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that potential gamblers walking by would be able to see real jackpot winners … be enthralled to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our frame of mind is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Many of the mega casinos presently are colossal complexes … now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot games in close proximity to any doors.

Another traditional rule is that loose slot games are installed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Notably 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 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 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 machine games.

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