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Books have been said on this subject, and the contention and interchanges about where the "hot" slot machines are placed in the casino are still on-going – over 60 years after one armed bandits were 1st installed in casinos.

The classic rule is that the better slot machines were positioned just inside the door of the casino; so that persons passing by would be able to see jackpot winners … be captivated to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our standpoint is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Nearly all of the mega casinos nowadays are massive complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ one armed bandits close-by any doors.

An additional traditional rule is that loose one armed bandits are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. However, 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 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 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 slot games.