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Slot Machine Location

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Volumes have been stated on this matter, and the conflict and squabbling about where the "hot" slot games are placed in a casino are still bubbling – sixty years after slot games were first installed in the casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the better slot machine games were positioned just inside the entrance of the casino; so that everyone going by would be able to see jackpot winners and be stirred to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our leaning is that this is definitely no longer so.

Practically all of the big name casinos nowadays are grand complexes and now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot machines near to any exits.

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

These days, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose one armed bandits.


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