Volumes have been said on this matter, and the disquiet and feuds about where the "hot" slot games are installed in the casino are still happening – over 60 yrs after the slot machines were first placed in the casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the very best slot machine games were installed just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that folks passing by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be smitten to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our reasoning is that this is no longer the case.

The great majority of the mega casinos today are enormous complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot games close to any exits.

Yet another classic rule is that loose slot machine games are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be influenced to play. Importantly however, 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 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 slot machines.