Volumes have been written on this issue, and the controversy and feuds about where the "hot" video slots are positioned in a casino are still passionate – sixty yrs after the slot machines were first placed in casinos.

The classic rule is that the very best slots were installed just inside the entrance of the casino; so that people going by would see actual jackpot winners and be drawn to come into the casino and play. Our point of view is that this is definitely no longer so.

Just about all of the major casinos these days are humongous complexes and now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot machine games close-by any doorways.

An additional standard rule is that loose slot games are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Interestingly 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 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!

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