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Volumes have been written on this topic, and the bickering and squabbling about where the "hot" slot machine games are located in the casino are still raging – sixty years after slot games were 1st placed in the casinos.

The standard rule is that the superior slots were put just inside the main door of the casino; so that everyone passing by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be captivated to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our attitude is that this is not so anymore.

Practically all of the major casinos these days are jumbo complexes … you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot games close to any entrances or exits.

Another traditional rule is that loose one armed bandits are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be influenced to play. Importantly 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 the slot machines 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 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!

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