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Books have been written on this issue, and the conflict and disagreement about where the "hot" one armed bandits are installed in a casino are still on-going – more than sixty years after slot games were 1st placed in gambling houses.

The standard rule is that the best slot machines were placed just inside the main door of the casino; so that everyone walking by would see jackpot winners … be impressed enough to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our interpretation is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Almost all of the major casinos today are grand complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ one armed bandits close to any of the doors.

An additional standard rule is that loose slot games are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. Nonetheless, we find that this also is not 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 slot games 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!

Today, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machines.