Books have been said on this matter, and the debates and arguments about where the "hot" slot machine games are placed in a casino are still intense – over 60 years after slot machines were 1st placed in casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the better one armed bandits were placed just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that potential players walking by would see jackpot winners … be baited to come inside … play. Our viewpoint is that this is not so anymore.

The great majority of the major casinos nowadays are mammoth complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slots close to any of the doors.

An additional traditional rule is that loose slots are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. 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 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 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 machines.