28 Feb 21

Volumes have been set forth on this item, and the debates and discord about where the "hot" slots are positioned in the casino are still happening – more than 60 yrs after the slot machines were 1st placed in gambling houses.

The classic rule is that the very best slot machine games were put just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that folks passing by would see jackpot winners and be stimulated to come into the casino and play. Our reasoning is that this is not so anymore.

Just about all of the major casinos presently are behemothic complexes … now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slots close-by any entrances or exits.

Yet another classic rule is that loose slot machines are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Nonetheless, we find that this also isn’t 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 slots.

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