Books have been said on this topic, and the conflict and interchanges about where the "hot" video slots are installed in the casino are still intense – over 60 yrs after slot machine games were first placed in the casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the very best slot machines were installed just inside the main entry of the casino; so that everyone walking by would see real jackpot winners and be intrigued enough to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our belief is that this is definitely no longer so.

Nearly all of the large casinos today are immense complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ one armed bandits near any entrances or exits.

Another classic rule is that loose slot games are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be energized 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 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 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!

Today, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machine games.