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Slot Machine Location

Books have been set forth on this item, and the bickering and discourse about where the "hot" slots are installed in the casino are still intense – sixty years after slot machine games were first placed in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the best slots were put just inside the entry of the casino; so that persons walking by would be able to see jackpot winners … be captivated to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our finding is that this is definitely no longer so.

Nearly all of the mega casinos these days are immense complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machine games close-by any doorways.

An additional classic rule is that loose slot machine games are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Importantly though, we find that this also is no longer a universal rule.

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 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 slot machines.