18 Nov 08

Volumes have been stated on this item, and the controversy and feuds about where the "hot" slot games are located in the casino are still on-going – more than sixty years after one armed bandits were 1st placed in gambling dens.

The traditional rule is that the better slots were positioned just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that persons walking by would be able to see real jackpot winners … be smitten to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our leaning is that this is no longer the case.

Almost all of the major casinos presently are massive complexes and now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machine games near to any exits.

Another traditional rule is that loose slots are placed 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 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 slot games 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 philosophy about where to place the loose one armed bandits.