Slot Machine positioning

November 6th, 2015 by Camille Leave a reply »
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Books have been said on this item, and the debates and disharmony about where the "hot" video slots are installed in the casino are still taking place – sixty years after slots were first placed in casinos.

The classic rule is that the more favourable slot machines were located just inside the door of the casino; so that people going by would see jackpot winners and be mesmerized enough to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our verdict is that this is definitely no longer true.

Nearly all of the mega casinos these days are mammoth complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot games in close proximity to any doors.

An additional traditional rule is that loose slots are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be motivated 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 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slots.


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