Slot Machine Location

Books have been set forth on this subject, and the controversy and squabbling about where the "hot" slot machine games are placed in the casino are still on-going – sixty years after slot games were 1st installed in the casinos.

The traditional rule is that the most favorable slot machines were located just inside the entrance of the casino; so that people going by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be infatuated enough to come into the casino … play. Our speculation is that this is definitely no longer the case.

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

An additional classic rule is that loose slot games are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. Notably though, we find that this also is no longer a universal rule.

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 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 games.

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