Books have been written on this topic, and the debates and face-offs about where the "hot" slots are positioned in a casino are still raging – over 60 yrs after the slot machines were 1st added to the gaming floor in casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the best slots were located just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that individuals going by would see real jackpot winners … be smitten to come inside and play. Our leaning is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Just about all of the big name casinos presently are mammoth complexes and now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slots near any of the doors.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slot games are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. 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 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 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 slots.