Slot Machine positioning


Posted by Jared | Posted in Slots | Posted on 22-10-2017

Volumes have been set forth on this subject, and the debates and disharmony about where the "hot" video slots are installed in the casino are still taking place – more than 60 years after slot machines were 1st placed in gambling houses.

The traditional rule is that the better slot games were placed just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that potential gamblers going by would be able to see actual jackpot winners … be intrigued enough to come inside … play. Our standpoint is that this is definitely no longer true.

Practically all of the major casinos today are colossal complexes … now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slots near any entrances.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot machine games are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Importantly 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 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 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!

These days, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot games.

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