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Volumes have been said on this subject, and the debates and ruckus about where the "hot" slot machines are installed in a casino are still rampant – over sixty years after slot games were 1st placed in gambling dens.

The standard rule is that the better one armed bandits were located just inside the main door of the casino; so that potential gamblers passing by would see actual jackpot winners and be convinced to come inside … play. Our perspective is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Nearly all of the big name casinos presently are monstrous complexes … you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machine games close to any doors.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot machines are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. 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 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!

These days, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot machine games.