20 Oct 17

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Volumes have been stated on this topic, and the contention and feuds about where the "hot" video slots are installed in the casino are still on-going – 60 yrs after the slots were 1st placed in gambling houses.

The traditional rule is that the most favorable slots were placed just inside the entry of the casino; so that everyone going by would be able to see jackpot winners and be tempted to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our inclination is that this is no longer true.

Many of the major casinos nowadays are jumbo complexes … you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ one armed bandits close-by any doors.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slot machines are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Notably 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 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 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 perspective about where to place the loose slot machine games.

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