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Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been said on this matter, and the bickering and squabbling about where the "hot" one armed bandits are installed in the casino are still bubbling – more than sixty years after slot games were first installed in casinos.

The standard rule is that the very best one armed bandits were put just inside the entry of the casino; so that folks walking by would be able to see real jackpot winners … be titillated to come into the casino and play. Our determination is that this is definitely no longer true.

Most of the large casinos these days are massive complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot games near any exits.

Another standard rule is that loose slot machine games are installed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be roused 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 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!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machine games.


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