Volumes have been set forth on this issue, and the debates and discourse about where the "hot" slot machines are positioned in a casino are still bubbling – 60 yrs after slot games were 1st added to the gaming floor in gambling dens.

The classic rule is that the more favourable slot games were put just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that individuals walking by would see real jackpot winners and be drawn to come into the casino and play. Our opinion is that this is no longer true.

Many of the mega casinos nowadays are herculean complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot machine games in close proximity to any doorways.

Another traditional rule is that loose slot machine games are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Notably 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 very 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 games.