Volumes have been stated on this subject, and the bickering and disharmony about where the "hot" slot machines are located in the casino are still taking place – more than 60 years after one armed bandits were first installed in the casinos.

The standard rule is that the best slot machine games were put just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that folks passing by would see jackpot winners and be keen enough to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our disposition is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Nearly all of the big name casinos these days are humongous complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ one armed bandits in close proximity to any of the doors.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slot machine games are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be motivated 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 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 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 perspective about where to place the loose one armed bandits.