Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been written on this item, and the disquiet and disagreement about where the "hot" slots are placed in a casino are still intense – 60 yrs after the slots were first placed in casinos.

The classic rule is that the most favorable slot games were placed just inside the door of the casino; so that individuals going by would see actual jackpot winners and be attracted to come into the casino and play. Our presumption is that this is no longer true.

Almost all of the big name casinos these days are behemothic complexes and now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot machine games near to any exits.

An additional standard rule is that loose slot machines are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Importantly however, 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 one armed bandits 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot machines.

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