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Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been set forth on this subject, and the controversy and arguments about where the "hot" slots are installed in a casino are still passionate – sixty yrs after the slot machines were first installed in casinos.

The standard rule is that the better slot machine games were located just inside the main door of the casino; so that potential players going by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be captivated to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our stance is that this is definitely no longer true.

The great majority of the large casinos presently are colossal complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot games close-by any doorways.

An additional traditional rule is that loose slot machines are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more persons 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 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!

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


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