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Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been stated on this item, and the bickering and arguments about where the "hot" video slots are placed in a casino are still bubbling – more than sixty yrs after slot machine games were first added to the gaming floor in casinos.

The classic rule is that the more favourable one armed bandits were put just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that individuals going by would be able to see jackpot winners and be stirred to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our conclusion is that this is not so anymore.

The majority of the major casinos presently are grand complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ one armed bandits near any doorways.

Another classic rule is that loose slot machines are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. Importantly though, we find that this also is no longer a universal rule.

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!

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