Books have been said on this topic, and the contention and squabbling about where the "hot" slot machine games are placed in a casino are still rampant – over sixty yrs after the slots were first added to the gaming floor in the casinos.

The classic rule is that the superior slot games were located just inside the entrance of the casino; so that folks walking by would be able to see jackpot winners … be stimulated to come into the casino and play. Our determination is that this is definitely no longer so.

Many of the major casinos today are herculean complexes … you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machines near any exits.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slot games are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Nonetheless, 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 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slots.