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December 19th, 2021 Leave a comment Go to comments

Books have been stated on this item, and the debates and discussion about where the "hot" one armed bandits are installed in a casino are still happening – sixty yrs after slot machines were first installed in casinos.

The classic rule is that the most favorable slot machines were positioned just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that persons walking by would see jackpot winners and be inspired to come inside and play. Our reckoning is that this is definitely no longer true.

Most of the big name casinos nowadays are grand 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-by any exits.

An additional classic rule is that loose slot machine games are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be influenced to play. Importantly though, 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 the slot machines 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!

These days, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose one armed bandits.

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