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Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been set forth on this matter, and the bickering and discussion about where the "hot" video slots are positioned in the casino are still taking place – more than 60 yrs after the slot machines were 1st installed in casinos.

The classic rule is that the better one armed bandits were positioned just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that folks going by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be drawn to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our sentiment is that this is no longer true.

Nearly all of the big name casinos these days are enormous complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slots near any entrances.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose one armed bandits are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Interestingly 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 slot machine 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!

These days, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slots.

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