12 Feb 21

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Books have been said on this topic, and the disquiet and squabbling about where the "hot" slots are positioned in a casino are still passionate – over sixty years after slot games were 1st placed in gambling houses.

The classic rule is that the best slot machines were placed just inside the door of the casino; so that persons passing by would be able to see jackpot winners and be influenced to come into the casino and play. Our speculation is that this is no longer the case.

Many of the major casinos nowadays are gigantic complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot games close-by any entrances.

An additional traditional rule is that loose slots are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. Nonetheless, 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 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 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 slots.

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