Books have been set forth on this topic, and the contention and discussion about where the "hot" slot machine games are installed in the casino are still passionate – 60 years after the slot machines were 1st installed in the casinos.

The traditional rule is that the best slot games were located just inside the door of the casino; so that folks passing by would be able to see actual jackpot winners … be smitten to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our observation is that this is definitely no longer true.

Just about all of the big name casinos today are massive complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot games near to any exits.

Another traditional rule is that loose one armed bandits are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. Importantly however, 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!

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