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Slot Machine Location

Books have been set forth on this matter, and the contention and discussion about where the "hot" video slots are placed in a casino are still there – over 60 yrs after the slots were first placed in gambling houses.

The classic rule is that the best slot games were positioned just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that everyone walking by would see jackpot winners and be captivated to come inside … play. Our assurance is that this is no longer true.

The great majority of the large casinos nowadays are immense complexes and now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slots near to any entrances.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot machines are installed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Importantly though, 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 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 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 one armed bandits.


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