Slot Machine positioning

November 2nd, 2016 by Camille Leave a reply »

Volumes have been written on this issue, and the conflict and interchanges about where the "hot" video slots are placed in the casino are still taking place – over 60 years after the slot machines were 1st added to the gaming floor in casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the more favourable slot machines were located just inside the door of the casino; so that individuals passing by would see real jackpot winners … be possessed to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our theory is that this is definitely no longer true.

The majority of the large casinos these days are jumbo complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot games close to any exits.

An additional classic rule is that loose one armed bandits are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. Interestingly 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 slot games 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!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose one armed bandits.


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