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Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been said on this topic, and the conflict and disharmony about where the "hot" slot games are positioned in a casino are still taking place – over sixty yrs after slot machine games were first placed in gambling houses.

The quintessential rule is that the more favourable slots were placed just inside the entry of the casino; so that potential gamblers passing by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be challenged to come into the casino … play. Our conviction is that this is not so anymore.

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

Another classic rule is that loose slots are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Importantly 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 the slots 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 perspective about where to place the loose slot games.