17 Dec 19

Books have been set forth on this issue, and the bickering and interchanges about where the "hot" slot machine games are installed in a casino are still rampant – over sixty years after the slot machines were first installed in gambling dens.

The traditional rule is that the more favourable slots were put just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that everyone going by would see real jackpot winners and be stirred to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our deduction is that this is no longer the case.

Just about all of the large casinos presently are huge complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machines near any entrances or exits.

Another classic rule is that loose slot machines are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be influenced to play. 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 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!

These days, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot machines.

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