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Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been stated on this issue, and the contention and squabbling about where the "hot" video slots are placed in the casino are still rampant – over 60 years after the slot machines were 1st placed in gambling dens.

The traditional rule is that the most favorable slot machine games were located just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that potential gamblers walking by would be able to see jackpot winners and be challenged to come inside … play. Our observation is that this is definitely no longer so.

Just about all of the mega casinos nowadays are enormous complexes and now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot machine games in close proximity to any of the doors.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot machines are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers 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 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 games.