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Slot Machine Location

Books have been written on this item, and the bickering and interchanges about where the "hot" slot games are positioned in the casino are still bubbling – more than 60 years after slot games were first placed in gambling houses.

The standard rule is that the best slot games were put just inside the entrance of the casino; so that everyone walking by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be enticed to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our thought is that this is definitely no longer true.

Almost all of the mega casinos these days are herculean complexes … now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machine games close-by any entrances or exits.

An additional standard rule is that loose slot machines are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. Nonetheless, 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 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 perspective about where to place the loose slots.


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