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Slot Machine positioning

April 17th, 2018 Leave a comment Go to comments

Books have been written on this subject, and the contention and discussion about where the "hot" slot machine games are positioned in the casino are still on-going – over sixty yrs after slot machine games were 1st added to the gaming floor in gambling dens.

The standard rule is that the more favourable slots were positioned just inside the main door of the casino; so that individuals walking by would see jackpot winners and be intrigued enough to come inside and play. Our finding is that this is no longer the case.

The great majority of the large casinos these days are gigantic complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slots near to any of the doors.

Another traditional rule is that loose slots are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. Nonetheless, 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 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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