Slot Machine Location

September 19th, 2023 by Camille Leave a reply »

Volumes have been written on this item, and the disquiet and face-offs about where the "hot" slot machine games are placed in a casino are still bubbling – more than sixty yrs after slot games were 1st placed in casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the very best one armed bandits were located just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that casino fanatics going by would see real jackpot winners … be impressed enough to come inside and play. Our persuasion is that this is definitely no longer so.

Nearly all of the big name casinos these days are giant complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot games close-by any exits.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slots are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Notably however, 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 one armed bandits.


Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.