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Slot Machine positioning

February 18th, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments

Volumes have been stated on this item, and the disquiet and disagreement about where the "hot" slot machines are placed in the casino are still there – over 60 years after slot machines were 1st added to the gaming floor in gambling dens.

The traditional rule is that the most favorable slot machines were installed just inside the door of the casino; so that potential players going by would be able to see jackpot winners and be enthralled to come into the casino … play. Our interpretation is that this is definitely no longer so.

The great majority of the mega casinos today are colossal complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ one armed bandits close to any doors.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot games are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Notably though, 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 machine 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!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot games.

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