Slot Machine Location

December 23rd, 2021 by Maci Leave a reply »
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Volumes have been stated on this subject, and the controversy and face-offs about where the "hot" video slots are positioned in a casino are still happening – more than sixty yrs after the slots were first installed in the casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the more favourable one armed bandits were put just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that people going by would be able to see jackpot winners and be convinced to come into the casino and play. Our reckoning is that this is definitely no longer true.

The majority of the mega casinos today are massive complexes … now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ one armed bandits near to any exits.

An additional classic rule is that loose slot machine games are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Importantly however, we find that this also is not 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 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 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 machines.


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