1 Oct 15

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Books have been said on this matter, and the debates and discord about where the "hot" slot machine games are located in a casino are still happening – 60 years after slot games were first added to the gaming floor in gambling dens.

The classic rule is that the best slots were placed just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that potential gamblers going by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be influenced to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our inference is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Nearly all of the large casinos nowadays are massive complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slots near any exits.

Yet another traditional 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 roused to play. Importantly however, 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 one armed bandits 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 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!

Today, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slots.

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