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Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been written on this subject, and the conflict and squabbling about where the "hot" slot machine games are placed in the casino are still ongoing – more than sixty yrs after the slots were first installed in gambling dens.

The quintessential rule is that the best slots were located just inside the door of the casino; so that casino fanatics walking by would be able to see jackpot winners and be captivated to come inside … play. Our conviction is that this is not so anymore.

Many of the large casinos these days are colossal complexes … you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot games near any exits.

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

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot games.


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