Volumes have been stated on this matter, and the contention and face-offs about where the "hot" slot machine games are located in the casino are still taking place – over sixty years after slot games were first placed in gambling houses.

The quintessential rule is that the best slot games were put just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that persons passing by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be convinced to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our frame of mind is that this is no longer true.

Most of the big name casinos these days are colossal complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot games near any entrances or exits.

An additional classic rule is that loose slot games are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be galvanized 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 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose one armed bandits.