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Slot Machine Location

Books have been set forth on this item, and the debates and squabbling about where the "hot" slot machines are placed in the casino are still there – sixty years after the slots were first placed in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the better slot machine games were installed just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that fun seekers going by would see real jackpot winners and be tempted to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our perspective is that this is no longer true.

Many of the big name casinos today are enormous complexes and now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ one armed bandits close-by any doorways.

Another standard rule is that loose one armed bandits are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be influenced to play. However, we find that this also is no longer a universal rule.

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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machine games.