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Slot Machine positioning

Written by Julissa. No comments Posted in: Slots

Volumes have been said on this matter, and the disquiet and feuds about where the "hot" slots are positioned in a casino are still bubbling – more than sixty years after slots were first placed in the casinos.

The classic rule is that the best one armed bandits were located just inside the entry of the casino; so that fun seekers passing by would see real jackpot winners and be attracted to come inside and play. Our standpoint is that this is no longer true.

The majority of the large casinos presently are jumbo complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slots close-by any doorways.

Another traditional rule is that loose slots are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Notably 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 slot 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slots.

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