Volumes have been set forth on this topic, and the disquiet and arguments about where the "hot" one armed bandits are installed in a casino are still raging – over sixty years after slot games were 1st placed in casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the best slot machine games were installed just inside the entry of the casino; so that folks going by would see actual jackpot winners … be aroused to come inside … play. Our slant is that this is no longer the case.

Practically all of the major casinos today are jumbo complexes … now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slots close to any of the doors.

Another standard rule is that loose slot machine games are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Importantly though, we find that this also is no longer a universal rule.

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!

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