Slot Machine Location

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Volumes have been stated on this subject, and the contention and squabbling about where the "hot" slot machine games are located in the casino are still raging – 60 yrs after the slot machines were 1st installed in the casinos.

The traditional rule is that the most favorable slots were positioned just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that fun seekers walking by would see actual jackpot winners … be possessed to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our theory is that this is no longer the case.

Most of the mega casinos these days are colossal complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ one armed bandits close to any entrances.

Another classic rule is that loose one armed bandits are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be encouraged 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 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 one armed bandits.