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Slot Machine Location

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Volumes have been said on this issue, and the contention and disagreement about where the "hot" one armed bandits are installed in a casino are still rampant – sixty yrs after slots were first added to the gaming floor in the casinos.

The traditional rule is that the better slot games were positioned just inside the door of the casino; so that fun seekers passing by would see actual jackpot winners and be tempted to come into the casino … play. Our attitude is that this is not so anymore.

Many of the large casinos nowadays are grand complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machine games near to any of the doors.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot machines are installed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Interestingly though, 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 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 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!

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