Well, at least the first two plus putting fur on a machine.
Heck, you know those metal trays were kept loose so the coins would make far more noise than was necessary. Its good advertising. Bells, whistles, hoops and hollers.... don't expect a burka bedecked coctail waitress to come by and offer you fruit juice in accordance with Allah's mandates. Its going to be an attractive waitress offering you booze. Casinos are there to make money. It used to be that slot machines were there to entertain the wives and girlfriends of craps players as well as the women who were doing their six week residency in order to shed a husband, but no longer. Now slots bring in about half the revenue and never go on strike. The slots are more valuable than any particular player who wants peace and quiet.Quote: MrV
When slot mfrs. went from coin to TITO, the once common, "exciting" sound of coins dropping into the tray after a win went AWOL.
I would do the other way on this. I would make an "every pull wins" machine. Say you have to bet 20 credits at $.05 each to start but you win at least one credit every pull. I could see people loving the "must win" feature and it grinding them down.
I like the privacy curtain idea. But instead of a slot machine inside, how about a woman (or man) behind a glass that dances and gets naked for you?
Also, instead of flashing winner, slots should say degrading and demeaning things to you when you win. But they have to mix those in when you lose as well, or else the low life thieves will catch on.
I'm surprised no casinos have slut slots, i.e. ones with X-rated images / porntoon themes.
How would you make the slots better for your core customers, the gamblers? People have said that the core customers are actually the casinos but the core customers are actually the gamblers. Like my childhood friend's older sister once wisely said,"The game cartridge is actually the most important part of the Nintendo. Without the cartridge, the Nintendo is just a useless box."
I would put a "privacy" cover around the slot so that the player will not have unwanted onlookers looking at his game as he plays his slot.The player puts a "Game in progress" sign on the outside for his privacy. That would have helped me out with the guy who was harrassing me as I played about two weeks ago.
I would get rid of the loud and flashing "Big winner" announcement for handpays or just other big wins. Possibly alerting low life thieves to players just minding their business is risky and dangerous.
I would make sure that every win is equal to the bet or higher than the bet. I have always hated the fact that a $1 bet gives you a .20 "win" at times. That is a .80 cent loss, not a win.
So, how would you make slots better for the gamblers if you were a slot manufacturer? :)
Mission has a contribution to make here on this theme, but I hope he doesnt
Forget TITO, they'd have to be coin insert games.
(Only because you asked for it)
I was thinking about the sexual activity you've seen at machines, I think it was keno that seemed to bring it on