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Slot Machine Location

Books have been set forth on this subject, and the controversy and ruckus about where the "hot" slot games are placed in a casino are still on-going – over sixty years after the slots were first placed in casinos.

The classic rule is that the superior slot machine games were installed just inside the entry of the casino; so that casino fanatics walking by would see actual jackpot winners and be baited to come inside … play. Our observation is that this is no longer true.

Just about all of the large casinos presently are mammoth complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machines near any doors.

Another classic rule is that loose slot machine games are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. Importantly however, 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 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 machines.


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