Books have been stated on this topic, and the contention and discourse about where the "hot" video slots are located in the casino are still rampant – over 60 years after the slot machines were 1st added to the gaming floor in the casinos.

The standard rule is that the superior slot games were placed just inside the entrance of the casino; so that people passing by would be able to see jackpot winners … be stimulated to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our inference is that this is no longer the case.

The majority of the big name casinos today are huge complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machine games close-by any entrances or exits.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot games are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Interestingly though, we find that this also isn’t a universal rule any more.

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!

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