Volumes have been said on this item, and the conflict and arguments about where the "hot" video slots are installed in the casino are still there – more than sixty years after the slots were first placed in the casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the better slots were installed just inside the entrance of the casino; so that potential gamblers passing by would see real jackpot winners and be smitten to come into the casino and play. Our opinion is that this is definitely no longer true.

Practically all of the big name casinos these days are magnificent complexes … now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot machine games near any doors.

Yet another traditional 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 galvanized to play. Notably though, 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 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 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 perspective about where to place the loose one armed bandits.