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September 7th, 2019 Leave a comment Go to comments

Books have been written on this issue, and the contention and interchanges about where the "hot" one armed bandits are located in a casino are still intense – over sixty yrs after slot machine games were first added to the gaming floor in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the better slot machine games were put just inside the entry of the casino; so that fun seekers passing by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be infatuated enough to come inside and play. Our presumption is that this is no longer true.

Most of the major casinos these days are colossal complexes and now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machines close to any of the doors.

Another classic rule is that loose one armed bandits are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be influenced to play. Importantly 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 slot 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 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!

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

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