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Slot Machine positioning

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Volumes have been said on this matter, and the bickering and discord about where the "hot" slot machine games are placed in the casino are still happening – sixty years after the slot machines were 1st placed in gambling dens.

The quintessential rule is that the most favorable slot machine games were put just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that persons walking by would be able to see jackpot winners and be challenged to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our disposition is that this is definitely no longer so.

Nearly all of the mega casinos presently are mammoth complexes … now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot games close to any entrances.

An additional classic rule is that loose slot machine games are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Importantly 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 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!

These days, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machines.


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