Volumes have been set forth on this subject, and the bickering and disagreement about where the "hot" slot machine games are placed in a casino are still taking place – 60 years after slot machines were 1st installed in gambling houses.

The standard rule is that the very best one armed bandits were installed just inside the entrance of the casino; so that potential players passing by would see actual jackpot winners and be impressed enough to come into the casino and play. Our theory is that this is definitely no longer so.

The great majority of the major casinos presently are grand complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slots near any exits.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slots are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Notably 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 the slot machines 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!

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