11 Feb 23

Volumes have been said on this topic, and the conflict and interchanges about where the "hot" video slots are installed in the casino are still intense – more than 60 years after slot machine games were first installed in gambling houses.

The quintessential rule is that the very best slot games were located just inside the door of the casino; so that people going by would see real jackpot winners … be infatuated enough to come inside … play. Our theorem is that this is not so anymore.

Most of the big name casinos these days are herculean complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machine games close-by any doorways.

An additional classic rule is that loose slots are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. Nonetheless, 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 machine games.

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