14 Feb 23

Books have been written on this matter, and the disquiet and squabbling about where the "hot" video slots are installed in the casino are still bubbling – over 60 years after the slot machines were 1st placed in gambling dens.

The traditional rule is that the superior slot machine games were put just inside the main entry of the casino; so that casino fanatics passing by would see jackpot winners and be mesmerized enough to come inside and play. Our position is that this is not so anymore.

Practically all of the big name casinos presently are colossal complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot machine games in close proximity to any of the doors.

An additional standard rule is that loose slot games are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be influenced 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 slots 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 one armed bandits.

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