31 Jul 18

Volumes have been stated on this issue, and the debates and squabbling about where the "hot" slot machine games are installed in the casino are still rampant – 60 yrs after the slot machines were first placed in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the more favourable slots were located just inside the entrance of the casino; so that fun seekers going by would see jackpot winners and be drawn to come inside … play. Our frame of mind is that this is not so anymore.

Nearly all of the large casinos today are giant complexes … now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot games in close proximity to any exits.

An additional standard rule is that loose one armed bandits are installed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Importantly though, we find that this also is no longer a universal rule.

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 slot machine games 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 perspective about where to place the loose slots.