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Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been stated on this matter, and the disquiet and disagreement about where the "hot" video slots are placed in a casino are still intense – over sixty yrs after slot games were 1st placed in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the most favorable slot games were installed just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that potential gamblers going by would see jackpot winners and be challenged to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our leaning is that this is no longer true.

Nearly all of the major casinos today are jumbo complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machines near any entrances or exits.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot games are installed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Nonetheless, 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 slots 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!

Today, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot machines.


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