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Slot Machine positioning

August 5th, 2020 Leave a comment Go to comments

Volumes have been written on this issue, and the disquiet and interchanges about where the "hot" video slots are located in a casino are still raging – more than 60 years after slot machine games were 1st placed in gambling houses.

The standard rule is that the best slot machines were placed just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that potential gamblers walking by would see actual jackpot winners and be baited to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our presumption is that this is not so anymore.

The great majority of the large casinos presently are giant complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot games near any doors.

Another traditional rule is that loose slot machine games are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Importantly though, 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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