Volumes have been stated on this item, and the debates and discourse about where the "hot" slot machine games are located in the casino are still there – more than sixty years after the slots were first placed in gambling dens.

The traditional rule is that the best slots were put just inside the entrance of the casino; so that potential players passing by would see actual jackpot winners and be challenged to come into the casino and play. Our persuasion is that this is definitely no longer so.

Just about all of the major casinos today are gigantic complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ one armed bandits in close proximity to any entrances.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slots are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Importantly however, 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 machine 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.