Slot Machine Location

February 11th, 2018 by Camille Leave a reply »

Volumes have been stated on this issue, and the debates and discussion about where the "hot" slot machine games are located in a casino are still intense – over 60 years after slot machines were first placed in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the best slot games were located just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that folks passing by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be captivated to come into the casino … play. Our viewpoint is that this is definitely no longer true.

The great majority of the mega casinos today are immense complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot games close to any doors.

Another standard rule is that loose slot machines are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Importantly though, 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 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!

These days, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machine games.


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