Books have been set forth on this issue, and the conflict and arguments about where the "hot" one armed bandits are placed in a casino are still rampant – over 60 yrs after the slot machines were first placed in the casinos.

The standard rule is that the most favorable slot machines were located just inside the main entry of the casino; so that folks passing by would see actual jackpot winners … be smitten to come inside and play. Our philosophy is that this is definitely no longer true.

Nearly all of the large casinos presently are monstrous complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot games near to any of the doors.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slot games are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Nonetheless, 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 the 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!

Today, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slots.