4 Aug 18

Books have been stated on this matter, and the disquiet and discord about where the "hot" slot games are positioned in a casino are still intense – more than sixty years after the slot machines were first placed in the casinos.

The standard rule is that the most favorable slot machine games were placed just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that persons passing by would see actual jackpot winners and be inspired to come inside and play. Our verdict is that this is no longer true.

Almost all of the major casinos presently are herculean complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machines near any doorways.

Another standard rule is that loose slots are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. Importantly 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 the slot machines 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!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose one armed bandits.

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