26 Sep 23

Books have been set forth on this topic, and the controversy and interchanges about where the "hot" slot games are installed in the casino are still rampant – more than sixty yrs after one armed bandits were first added to the gaming floor in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the most favorable slot machine games were put just inside the entrance of the casino; so that individuals passing by would see actual jackpot winners … be influenced to come into the casino … play. Our stance is that this is no longer the case.

The great majority of the major casinos presently are super-colossal complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ one armed bandits near to any entrances.

Another classic rule is that loose slot machine games are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. Notably however, 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 the 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 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!

These days, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machines.

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