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Slot Machine positioning

Written by Julissa. No comments Posted in: Slots

Volumes have been written on this issue, and the debates and squabbling about where the "hot" slot games are positioned in the casino are still ongoing – over sixty years after the slot machines were first placed in the casinos.

The standard rule is that the better one armed bandits were located just inside the main door of the casino; so that fun seekers passing by would see actual jackpot winners and be enticed to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our theorem is that this is not so anymore.

Practically all of the mega casinos presently are mammoth complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot machines near any exits.

Yet another standard rule is that loose one armed bandits are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. Notably however, 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 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 one armed bandits.

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