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Volumes have been set forth on this matter, and the controversy and discussion about where the "hot" slot machines are placed in a casino are still happening – more than 60 years after the slot machines were 1st placed in gambling houses.

The standard rule is that the very best slot games were positioned just inside the entrance of the casino; so that folks walking by would see real jackpot winners and be drawn to come inside … play. Our reasoning is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Almost all of the major casinos presently are jumbo complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot machines near to any of the doors.

Yet another standard rule is that loose one armed bandits are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be roused 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 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 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!

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