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February 7th, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments

Books have been said on this subject, and the conflict and face-offs about where the "hot" one armed bandits are located in the casino are still rampant – 60 years after the slots were first installed in gambling houses.

The classic rule is that the most favorable slots were located just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that persons passing by would see jackpot winners and be possessed to come into the casino … play. Our persuasion is that this is no longer the case.

The great majority of the large casinos presently are giant complexes and now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slots near to any entrances or exits.

An additional standard rule is that loose slot games are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be galvanized 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot machines.

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