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Books have been set forth on this item, and the contention and squabbling about where the "hot" one armed bandits are installed in the casino are still ongoing – sixty yrs after the slot machines were 1st installed in the casinos.

The standard rule is that the superior slot machine games were placed just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that folks walking by would see real jackpot winners and be influenced to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our persuasion is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Just about all of the mega casinos today are titanic complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machine games near any entrances.

An additional classic rule is that loose one armed bandits are installed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Importantly 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 slots 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!

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