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Slot Machine Location

Volumes have been written on this subject, and the controversy and feuds about where the "hot" slot machine games are positioned in the casino are still there – more than 60 yrs after slots were first installed in casinos.

The standard rule is that the more favourable slot machine games were positioned just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that folks passing by would see actual jackpot winners … be stirred to come into the casino and play. Our frame of mind is that this is definitely no longer true.

Many of the large casinos presently are oversized complexes … you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ one armed bandits near any doors.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot machines are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more persons 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 the slot machines 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!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot games.