Volumes have been said on this item, and the bickering and face-offs about where the "hot" one armed bandits are placed in the casino are still bubbling – over sixty yrs after the slots were 1st added to the gaming floor in the casinos.

The standard rule is that the most favorable slot games were installed just inside the main door of the casino; so that persons passing by would see real jackpot winners … be enticed to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our position is that this is no longer true.

Most of the big name casinos these days are humongous complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot machine games in close proximity to any of the doors.

Another traditional rule is that loose one armed bandits are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be inspired 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 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!

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