Volumes have been stated on this matter, and the contention and arguments about where the "hot" slot games are placed in a casino are still happening – sixty years after slot machines were 1st placed in casinos.

The classic rule is that the most favorable slots were positioned just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that potential gamblers passing by would see real jackpot winners and be aroused to come into the casino … play. Our position is that this is definitely no longer true.

The great majority of the mega casinos presently are super-colossal complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machines near any of the doors.

Yet another classic rule is that loose slot machines are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. Nonetheless, we find that this also is no longer a universal rule.

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 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 philosophy about where to place the loose one armed bandits.