Volumes have been said on this topic, and the contention and arguments about where the "hot" video slots are located in the casino are still there – 60 years after one armed bandits were first placed in gambling dens.

The quintessential rule is that the best one armed bandits were installed just inside the entrance of the casino; so that fun seekers passing by would see actual jackpot winners … be titillated to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our presumption is that this is definitely no longer true.

Just about all of the major casinos these days are huge complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot games close-by any of the doors.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slot machine games are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Notably though, we find that this also is no longer a universal rule.

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!

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