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Slot Machine positioning

Books have been written on this matter, and the contention and discourse about where the "hot" slot games are placed in the casino are still raging – more than 60 yrs after slot machines were 1st placed in gambling dens.

The standard rule is that the best slot machines were installed just inside the door of the casino; so that potential players walking by would be able to see jackpot winners and be mesmerized enough to come into the casino … play. Our presumption is that this is definitely no longer the case.

The majority of the mega casinos these days are humongous complexes … you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot machine games near any doorways.

Yet another classic rule is that loose slot machines are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Interestingly 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 slots 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 philosophy about where to place the loose slot machine games.