Books have been said on this matter, and the bickering and discord about where the "hot" slots are positioned in a casino are still rampant – more than 60 years after the slot machines were 1st placed in the casinos.

The traditional rule is that the more favourable one armed bandits were installed just inside the main door of the casino; so that potential players passing by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be tempted to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our belief is that this is no longer the case.

The majority of the major casinos presently are oversized complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot games near any of the doors.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose one armed bandits are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be influenced to play. Importantly however, we find that this also isn’t a universal rule any more.

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 one armed bandits 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 perspective about where to place the loose one armed bandits.