28 Mar 21

Volumes have been written on this issue, and the debates and discussion about where the "hot" one armed bandits are placed in a casino are still rampant – over 60 years after slots were first installed in gambling dens.

The quintessential rule is that the better slot games were installed just inside the entry of the casino; so that persons walking by would be able to see actual jackpot winners … be infatuated enough to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our conviction is that this is not so anymore.

Practically all of the big name casinos today are giant complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot games close-by any doors.

An additional classic rule is that loose slot machines are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. However, 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.

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