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Slot Machine positioning

December 8th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Volumes have been written on this issue, and the disquiet and discord about where the "hot" video slots are located in a casino are still ongoing – sixty years after one armed bandits were 1st placed in gambling dens.

The traditional rule is that the very best slots were placed just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that folks walking by would see real jackpot winners … be influenced to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our attitude is that this is definitely no longer true.

The majority of the mega casinos these days are behemothic complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slots near any of the doors.

An additional traditional rule is that loose slot machine games are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. Notably 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 one armed bandits 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 perspective about where to place the loose slot machines.

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