Slot Machine positioning

Books have been stated on this item, and the debates and feuds about where the "hot" slot machine games are located in the casino are still bubbling – 60 years after slot games were 1st placed in casinos.

The standard rule is that the most favorable slot machine games were put just inside the main entry of the casino; so that potential gamblers walking by would see jackpot winners and be tempted to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our inclination is that this is not so anymore.

Practically all of the major casinos these days are huge complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot games in close proximity to any of the doors.

An additional standard rule is that loose slot games are installed 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 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!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot games.

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