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November 1st, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments

Books have been written on this item, and the bickering and discord about where the "hot" video slots are positioned in a casino are still on-going – over sixty yrs after one armed bandits were first installed in casinos.

The classic rule is that the very best slot machines were put just inside the door of the casino; so that folks going by would see real jackpot winners and be smitten to come into the casino … play. Our deduction is that this is definitely no longer the case.

The great majority of the mega casinos today are oversized complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot games near any exits.

Another classic rule is that loose slots are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. Notably however, 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 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!

Today, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose one armed bandits.

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