Slot Machine positioning

Books have been set forth on this issue, and the disquiet and ruckus about where the "hot" video slots are installed in the casino are still taking place – over 60 yrs after the slot machines were first placed in casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the superior slot machines were installed just inside the door of the casino; so that fun seekers going by would see real jackpot winners and be mesmerized enough to come into the casino … play. Our inclination is that this is not so anymore.

The majority of the major casinos nowadays are herculean complexes … now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slots close to any entrances or exits.

Yet another classic rule is that loose one armed bandits are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. 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 slot games 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 very 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 one armed bandits.

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