Slot Machine positioning

February 19th, 2024 by Camille Leave a reply »

Books have been said on this item, and the contention and squabbling about where the "hot" video slots are installed in the casino are still taking place – more than 60 years after the slots were first added to the gaming floor in gambling dens.

The standard rule is that the better slot machines were located just inside the main entry of the casino; so that potential gamblers walking by would be able to see jackpot winners … be intrigued enough to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our attitude is that this is definitely no longer so.

Many of the large casinos nowadays are giant complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slots close to any of the doors.

An additional standard rule is that loose slots are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be inspired 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 slot machine 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 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 slot machine games.


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