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Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been set forth on this matter, and the debates and disharmony about where the "hot" slot games are placed in the casino are still intense – over 60 years after slots were first added to the gaming floor in gambling houses.

The quintessential rule is that the better one armed bandits were installed just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that potential gamblers going by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be mesmerized enough to come into the casino … play. Our reasoning is that this is no longer true.

The great majority of the mega casinos nowadays are immense complexes and now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machines close to any of the doors.

An additional classic rule is that loose slot machine games are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Interestingly though, 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 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 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!

Today, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slots.


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