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Slot Machine Location

Books have been written on this item, and the disquiet and arguments about where the "hot" slot games are installed in the casino are still happening – over sixty yrs after the slots were first added to the gaming floor in gambling dens.

The standard rule is that the more favourable slots were put just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that fun seekers walking by would see jackpot winners … be aroused to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our determination is that this is definitely no longer so.

Almost all of the large casinos nowadays are mammoth complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot machine games close-by any exits.

Another standard rule is that loose one armed bandits are installed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be roused 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 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 philosophy about where to place the loose slot games.


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