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Slot Machine Location

August 26th, 2018 Leave a comment Go to comments
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Books have been stated on this subject, and the bickering and discussion about where the "hot" slots are located in a casino are still passionate – sixty years after slot games were 1st installed in gambling dens.

The quintessential rule is that the most favorable slot machines were placed just inside the door of the casino; so that potential gamblers going by would be able to see real jackpot winners … be smitten to come inside … play. Our sentiment is that this is definitely no longer true.

Most of the mega casinos today are herculean complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot machines close to any entrances.

An additional standard rule is that loose slot machine games are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be encouraged 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 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!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machines.

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