Slot Machine Location

Books have been written on this issue, and the disquiet and face-offs about where the "hot" slot machine games are installed in the casino are still happening – over 60 yrs after the slot machines were first installed in the casinos.

The traditional rule is that the superior slot games were put just inside the door of the casino; so that people walking by would be able to see jackpot winners and be captivated to come inside and play. Our verdict is that this is definitely no longer true.

Many of the large casinos these days are grand complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slots close to any entrances or exits.

Yet another standard rule is that loose one armed bandits are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Notably however, 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 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 perspective about where to place the loose slot games.

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