14 May 22

Books have been set forth on this topic, and the controversy and discussion about where the "hot" slot games are located in the casino are still there – over sixty years after slots were first installed in gambling dens.

The classic rule is that the best slot games were installed just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that potential players passing by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be possessed to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our stance is that this is not so anymore.

Most of the mega casinos today are monstrous complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot games near to any of the doors.

An additional traditional rule is that loose one armed bandits are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Interestingly though, 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 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machine games.

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