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Volumes have been stated on this matter, and the disquiet and arguments about where the "hot" slot machine games are installed in the casino are still passionate – over 60 yrs after the slots were 1st added to the gaming floor in gambling dens.

The classic rule is that the better slot machines were installed just inside the entrance of the casino; so that potential players passing by would see actual jackpot winners … be aroused to come into the casino … play. Our estimation is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Just about all of the mega casinos presently are titanic complexes … you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot machine games near any entrances or exits.

Another classic rule is that loose slot games are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Notably though, 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 slot 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!

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