Volumes have been written on this topic, and the bickering and discussion about where the "hot" video slots are located in the casino are still on-going – sixty years after slot machine games were 1st installed in the casinos.

The classic rule is that the more favourable slot games were positioned just inside the main door of the casino; so that everyone walking by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be influenced to come inside … play. Our conclusion is that this is definitely no longer true.

Many of the big name casinos presently are immense complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machine games close-by any entrances or exits.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot machine games are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Interestingly though, 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 slot machine 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 philosophy about where to place the loose slot machines.