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Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been said on this item, and the bickering and face-offs about where the "hot" slot machines are located in the casino are still on-going – over sixty yrs after the slot machines were 1st placed in casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the best slot machines were installed just inside the main door of the casino; so that people walking by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be stirred to come into the casino … play. Our feeling is that this is definitely no longer the case.

The great majority of the big name casinos today are massive complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slots close-by any entrances or exits.

An additional traditional rule is that loose slots are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. Notably 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 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!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot games.

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