21 Nov 18

Volumes have been stated on this subject, and the contention and face-offs about where the "hot" slot games are positioned in the casino are still happening – 60 years after slot machines were 1st installed in casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the best slot machines were located just inside the main door of the casino; so that potential players walking by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be captivated to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our reasoning is that this is no longer true.

Most of the large casinos today are magnificent complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot games in close proximity to any entrances.

An additional standard rule is that loose slot machines are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be motivated 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 slot machine 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 slot machines.

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