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Slot Machine Location

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Books have been stated on this topic, and the debates and arguments about where the "hot" slot games are located in a casino are still rampant – sixty yrs after one armed bandits were first added to the gaming floor in the casinos.

The standard rule is that the best slot games were installed just inside the main door of the casino; so that potential gamblers walking by would see actual jackpot winners and be infatuated enough to come into the casino and play. Our assurance is that this is no longer the case.

Nearly all of the large casinos nowadays are magnificent complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slots near to any doors.

An additional standard rule is that loose slot games are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers 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 the slots 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 philosophy about where to place the loose slots.