Slot Machine positioning

December 2nd, 2008 by Maci Leave a reply »
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Volumes have been stated on this issue, and the conflict and discourse about where the "hot" slot machine games are installed in the casino are still rampant – over 60 years after slot machine games were 1st placed in the casinos.

The standard rule is that the best slot machines were installed just inside the main door of the casino; so that persons going by would see real jackpot winners … be tempted to come into the casino and play. Our feeling is that this is not so anymore.

Just about all of the large casinos presently are jumbo complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot games close-by any entrances or exits.

Yet another 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 encouraged to play. Nonetheless, 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 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 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 games.


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