Slot Machine Location


Posted by Jared | Posted in Slots | Posted on 14-08-2023

Volumes have been set forth on this subject, and the bickering and disagreement about where the "hot" slot machine games are placed in a casino are still raging – more than sixty years after slots were first placed in gambling houses.

The traditional rule is that the more favourable slot machines were installed just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that potential players passing by would be able to see jackpot winners … be titillated to come into the casino … play. Our slant is that this is no longer true.

The great majority of the major casinos today are huge complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machine games close to any doors.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slots are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Interestingly 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 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!

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

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