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Books have been set forth on this issue, and the contention and feuds about where the "hot" slots are positioned in the casino are still ongoing – over sixty years after slot machines were first placed in gambling dens.

The standard rule is that the best slots were put just inside the entrance of the casino; so that individuals walking by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be inspired to come into the casino … play. Our standpoint is that this is definitely no longer true.

The majority of the mega casinos nowadays are enormous complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slots near to any of the doors.

An additional classic rule is that loose slots are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be encouraged 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 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.