Books have been set forth on this matter, and the conflict and interchanges about where the "hot" one armed bandits are installed in a casino are still bubbling – more than 60 yrs after the slot machines were 1st placed in the casinos.

The classic rule is that the best slot machines were positioned just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that potential players passing by would be able to see real jackpot winners … be influenced to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our resolve is that this is not so anymore.

Practically all of the major casinos nowadays are mammoth complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot games near any exits.

An additional traditional rule is that loose slot games are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Notably 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 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 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 games.