Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been said on this issue, and the conflict and ruckus about where the "hot" slots are installed in a casino are still taking place – sixty yrs after slots were first placed in gambling houses.

The standard rule is that the superior slot machines were positioned just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that potential gamblers walking by would see jackpot winners … be challenged to come into the casino and play. Our attitude is that this is definitely no longer the case.

The majority of the big name casinos nowadays are mammoth complexes and now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot machines close to any doorways.

An additional standard rule is that loose slot machines are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. 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 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 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 perspective about where to place the loose one armed bandits.

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