Slot Machine Location

November 20th, 2015 by Camille Leave a reply »

Volumes have been written on this subject, and the controversy and discord about where the "hot" slot games are positioned in the casino are still on-going – over 60 yrs after slot games were 1st added to the gaming floor in gambling houses.

The classic rule is that the more favourable slot machines were installed just inside the main door of the casino; so that individuals passing by would be able to see real jackpot winners … be baited to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our leaning is that this is no longer true.

Almost all of the major casinos these days are jumbo complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot machine games near any entrances or exits.

An additional classic rule is that loose slot machine games are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Notably 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 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 slot machine games.


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