Books have been said on this item, and the debates and disharmony about where the "hot" slot games are installed in the casino are still raging – more than sixty years after slot machine games were first installed in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the more favourable slot machines were installed just inside the main door of the casino; so that individuals walking by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be influenced to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our theory is that this is no longer true.

The great majority of the big name casinos these days are huge complexes and now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ one armed bandits close to any exits.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slots are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Interestingly though, 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 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!

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