27 Jun 23

Books have been said on this topic, and the conflict and discord about where the "hot" slot machine games are installed in the casino are still intense – over 60 years after the slots were first installed in gambling dens.

The traditional rule is that the most favorable slot machines were put just inside the main entry of the casino; so that fun seekers going by would be able to see jackpot winners and be enticed to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our thought is that this is no longer true.

Nearly all of the mega casinos these days are enormous complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot games close to any entrances.

An additional standard rule is that loose one armed bandits are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Notably however, 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 one armed bandits 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 slot machine games.

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