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Slot Machine Location

Books have been set forth on this item, and the controversy and face-offs about where the "hot" slot machines are placed in the casino are still bubbling – over 60 yrs after the slots were 1st placed in gambling dens.

The quintessential rule is that the most favorable one armed bandits were located just inside the door of the casino; so that casino fanatics going by would be able to see jackpot winners and be enticed to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our perspective is that this is definitely no longer the case.

The majority of the major casinos today are oversized complexes … you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot games near any of the doors.

An additional classic rule is that loose slot machine games are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Importantly however, we find that this also is not 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 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 philosophy about where to place the loose slot games.


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