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Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been stated on this matter, and the disquiet and discord about where the "hot" slot machine games are installed in the casino are still raging – sixty years after slots were first placed in gambling houses.

The classic rule is that the better slot machines were positioned just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that people walking by would be able to see real jackpot winners … be titillated to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our conclusion is that this is not so anymore.

Almost all of the big name casinos these days are humongous complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machines close-by any entrances or exits.

Another traditional rule is that loose slot machine games are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. However, 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 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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