Volumes have been stated on this topic, and the debates and discussion about where the "hot" slot machine games are installed in a casino are still bubbling – sixty yrs after slot machine games were first placed in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the best one armed bandits were placed just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that people passing by would see real jackpot winners … be intrigued enough to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our estimation is that this is not so anymore.

The majority of the major casinos today are gigantic complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ one armed bandits close to any entrances.

Another standard rule is that loose slots are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be energized 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 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!

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