Slot Machine positioning

July 26th, 2020 by Camille Leave a reply »

Volumes have been set forth on this issue, and the controversy and ruckus about where the "hot" slot machine games are placed in a casino are still bubbling – sixty years after slot games were 1st placed in gambling dens.

The classic rule is that the more favourable slot games were located just inside the main door of the casino; so that potential players passing by would be able to see jackpot winners … be enthralled to come into the casino and play. Our position is that this is not so anymore.

Practically all of the major casinos today are gigantic complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machines near to any entrances.

Another traditional rule is that loose slots are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Importantly however, 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 one armed bandits 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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