20 Jan 20

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Volumes have been written on this issue, and the contention and arguments about where the "hot" slot machine games are located in a casino are still there – sixty yrs after slot games were first placed in gambling houses.

The standard rule is that the better slot machine games were positioned just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that people walking by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be inspired to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our observation is that this is not so anymore.

Nearly all of the mega casinos today are monstrous complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot games in close proximity to any doors.

Another standard rule is that loose slot machines are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. Notably however, we find that this also is not 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 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 machines.

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