25 Feb 16

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Books have been stated on this issue, and the conflict and disharmony about where the "hot" one armed bandits are placed in the casino are still intense – over 60 years after slot games were first installed in the casinos.

The classic rule is that the very best slot machines were installed just inside the main door of the casino; so that potential players passing by would see real jackpot winners and be enticed to come inside and play. Our conviction is that this is not so anymore.

Nearly all of the mega casinos presently are gigantic complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ one armed bandits in close proximity to any exits.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose one armed bandits are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Importantly though, 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!

These days, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machine games.

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