25 Jun 24

Books have been written on this subject, and the controversy and discourse about where the "hot" video slots are positioned in the casino are still on-going – over sixty yrs after the slots were first installed in gambling houses.

The classic rule is that the superior slot games were placed just inside the main entry of the casino; so that potential gamblers going by would see real jackpot winners and be possessed to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our reckoning is that this is no longer true.

Almost all of the large casinos today are gigantic complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot machine games near any entrances.

Yet another classic rule is that loose slots are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be inspired 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot machines.

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