Airport slots are in my view the worst bet for you as a slot machine
player. I have no evidence to prove this, but I firmly believe that they're
always set to the lowest payout rate allowed by the law of the particular
state that you're in. They're just there to pass time as you wait for
your flight or whatever, and I have never ever in all my years of traveling
seen someone win big at one of these slots. Maybe I'm wrong; if there
is evidence, send it to me. I'd be happy if I'm proven wrong about my
little theory here.
Despite all this, it seems that the whole airport slots phenomenon is
definitely on a roll and growing in popularity day by day. According to
a report I recently read online, air travelers are arriving hours early
these days and gambling more at airports such as the McCarran International
Airport in Las Vegas, where slot machines sit side-by-side with baggage
carousels and departure gates.
The result of tightened security after September 11, as travelers arrive
earlier to offset possible delays, has been a windfall especially for
Las Vegas' airport, as gambling revenues and some other concessions have
My advice is to watch carefully how you spend on these airport slots.
A few bucks here and there won't necessarily hurt, but don't get carried
away in search of some big payoff that's not likely to happen.