8 Jun 22

Volumes have been said on this topic, and the conflict and squabbling about where the "hot" slot machine games are installed in the casino are still passionate – more than 60 yrs after slots were first added to the gaming floor in casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the most favorable slot machine games were put just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that people walking by would see actual jackpot winners … be drawn to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our inference is that this is not so anymore.

Just about all of the large casinos today are immense complexes and now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ one armed bandits close to any entrances.

Another traditional rule is that loose slots are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. Notably though, 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 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!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slots.

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