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Slot Machine positioning

February 8th, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments
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Books have been said on this subject, and the controversy and discourse about where the "hot" slot machine games are located in a casino are still ongoing – 60 yrs after slot machine games were first placed in gambling houses.

The classic rule is that the very best slot games were put just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that casino fanatics walking by would see real jackpot winners and be influenced to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our opinion is that this is definitely no longer the case.

The majority of the mega casinos nowadays are jumbo complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ one armed bandits close to any exits.

Another classic rule is that loose slot games are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. Importantly though, we find that this also is not 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 slot machines 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!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose one armed bandits.

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