Slot Machine Location

February 27th, 2022 by Camille Leave a reply »

Volumes have been written on this issue, and the conflict and discourse about where the "hot" one armed bandits are located in the casino are still raging – over 60 yrs after the slots were 1st placed in gambling houses.

The standard rule is that the best slot machine games were positioned just inside the main door of the casino; so that fun seekers going by would see actual jackpot winners … be smitten to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our determination is that this is no longer true.

Almost all of the major casinos nowadays are colossal complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot games near to any entrances or exits.

Another classic rule is that loose slot machine games are installed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Notably 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 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 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slots.


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