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Slot Machine positioning

Volumes have been written on this subject, and the bickering and interchanges about where the "hot" slot games are positioned in the casino are still there – over sixty yrs after slot machine games were 1st placed in casinos.

The classic rule is that the very best slots were put just inside the main entry of the casino; so that folks going by would see actual jackpot winners and be smitten to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our persuasion is that this is not so anymore.

Just about all of the big name casinos presently are behemothic complexes … now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ one armed bandits near to any of the doors.

An additional standard rule is that loose one armed bandits are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Importantly though, 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!

These days, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose one armed bandits.