Slot Machine positioning

March 15th, 2020 by Camille Leave a reply »

Books have been set forth on this item, and the controversy and discourse about where the "hot" one armed bandits are located in the casino are still on-going – over sixty years after the slot machines were first placed in casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the more favourable one armed bandits were placed just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that fun seekers walking by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be challenged to come inside … play. Our point of view is that this is not so anymore.

The majority of the major casinos presently are giant complexes and now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ one armed bandits close-by any entrances.

Another classic rule is that loose slot machine games are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be encouraged 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 slot machines 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 philosophy about where to place the loose slot games.


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