22 May 18

Volumes have been stated on this subject, and the disquiet and disharmony about where the "hot" one armed bandits are located in the casino are still on-going – more than 60 yrs after slot games were 1st placed in gambling houses.

The classic rule is that the better slot games were positioned just inside the main entry of the casino; so that potential gamblers walking by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be infatuated enough to come inside … play. Our conclusion is that this is no longer the case.

Almost all of the large casinos nowadays are titanic complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ one armed bandits close-by any doors.

Yet another classic rule is that loose slot machine games are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players 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 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 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 one armed bandits.

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