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Slot Machine Location

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Books have been stated on this topic, and the controversy and face-offs about where the "hot" video slots are located in a casino are still rampant – more than sixty yrs after one armed bandits were first placed in the casinos.

The traditional rule is that the superior slot machines were put just inside the main door of the casino; so that persons passing by would see real jackpot winners and be smitten to come inside … play. Our standpoint is that this is no longer true.

The great majority of the big name casinos presently are oversized complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slots near to any entrances or exits.

Another standard rule is that loose slot machines are put 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 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 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!

Today, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot games.