18 Jun 17

Volumes have been stated on this subject, and the debates and face-offs about where the "hot" slot games are located in a casino are still raging – over sixty years after the slot machines were first added to the gaming floor in casinos.

The classic rule is that the superior slot games were installed just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that potential gamblers passing by would see real jackpot winners and be keen enough to come inside … play. Our conviction is that this is definitely no longer so.

Just about all of the big name casinos presently are colossal complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machine games in close proximity to any doors.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot machines are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Notably 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 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!

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

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