Volumes have been written on this matter, and the debates and arguments about where the "hot" slot machines are positioned in the casino are still intense – more than 60 yrs after the slot machines were 1st placed in the casinos.

The classic rule is that the best slot games were located just inside the entry of the casino; so that everyone passing by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be titillated to come into the casino … play. Our interpretation is that this is no longer the case.

Just about all of the big name casinos these days are enormous complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slots in close proximity to any entrances.

Yet another classic rule is that loose slot machine games are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Importantly however, we find that this also is not 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!

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