Slot Machines - Good and Bad LocationsWritten by Tom McBroom
Although no one will ever truly know where casinos are likely to place loosest slots, we do have some suggestions based on research, staff experience in casinos, and talking to various casino personnel. These suggestions are simply that: suggestions. They may or may not apply to a particular casino. Plus, casinos are notoriously subject to changing their procedures if players get too lucky!
THE GOOD LOCATIONS FOR SLOTS
Here's where our research and experience indicate that best machines may be located:
* One row in from major aisles. Lots of people can still hear jackpots and casino avoids customers walking down aisle with no intention of playing slots except for odd coin or two on run.
* Near food and snack bars. The reasoning here is that sound of jackpots will encourage people to eat faster and get out to play slots.
* Generally, any location that is highly visible from other slot machines. People tend to spend more dollars when they see other slot players winning.
Slot Machines - Does Location Make a Difference?Written by Tom McBroom
Books have been written on this subject and debates and arguments about where "hot" machines are placed in a casino are still raging – 60 years after slots were first installed in casinos.
The classic rule is that best slots were placed just inside door of casino, so that people walking by would see jackpot winners and be enticed to come inside and play. Our opinion is that this is no longer true.
Most of major casinos today are giant complexes and you no longer can see inside from sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to have loose slots near any of doors.
Another classic rule is that loose slots are placed on major aisles in casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. However, we find that this also is no longer a universal rule.