Volumes have been written on this subject, and the disquiet and discussion about where the "hot" slots are positioned in the casino are still rampant – over 60 years after slot machines were 1st placed in the casinos.

The traditional rule is that the best slot machine games were placed just inside the main entry of the casino; so that potential gamblers walking by would see real jackpot winners and be attracted to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our disposition is that this is not so anymore.

Almost all of the large casinos presently are herculean complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machine games near any of the doors.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot machine games are placed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more folks 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 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!

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