Slot Machine positioning

April 11th, 2017 by Camille Leave a reply »

Volumes have been set forth on this issue, and the conflict and ruckus about where the "hot" one armed bandits are placed in the casino are still ongoing – 60 yrs after slots were first installed in gambling dens.

The classic rule is that the more favourable slot machine games were placed just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that casino fanatics passing by would be able to see actual jackpot winners … be enticed to come inside and play. Our assurance is that this is definitely no longer true.

Many of the large casinos today are grand complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot machines in close proximity to any exits.

Another standard rule is that loose slot machine games are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Nonetheless, we find that this also isn’t 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 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!

Today, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slots.


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