Volumes have been written on this subject, and the bickering and arguments about where the "hot" video slots are positioned in the casino are still there – 60 yrs after slots were first added to the gaming floor in the casinos.

The standard rule is that the best slot machine games were installed just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that casino fanatics going by would see actual jackpot winners … be infatuated enough to come inside and play. Our frame of mind is that this is not so anymore.

Most of the big name casinos nowadays are super-colossal complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot games in close proximity to any entrances.

Yet another classic rule is that loose slot games are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. 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 one armed bandits 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 one armed bandits.