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Volumes have been stated on this topic, and the disquiet and feuds about where the "hot" one armed bandits are installed in a casino are still happening – more than 60 yrs after the slots were first placed in gambling dens.

The standard rule is that the very best slot machines were positioned just inside the door of the casino; so that potential players going by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be smitten to come into the casino and play. Our theorem is that this is not so anymore.

The great majority of the major casinos presently are enormous complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot games close-by any of the doors.

An additional classic rule is that loose slot machine games are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Importantly 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 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 games.