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Books have been written on this item, and the conflict and squabbling about where the "hot" one armed bandits are positioned in a casino are still raging – sixty yrs after slot machine games were 1st added to the gaming floor in casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the most favorable slot games were located just inside the main entry of the casino; so that potential gamblers passing by would see real jackpot winners … be smitten to come into the casino and play. Our point of view is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Many of the large casinos today are titanic complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machines near to any exits.

Yet another classic rule is that loose one armed bandits are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Importantly however, 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 slots 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!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose one armed bandits.