Books have been set forth on this item, and the debates and interchanges about where the "hot" video slots are installed in the casino are still rampant – 60 years after slot games were first installed in gambling dens.

The standard rule is that the very best slots were placed just inside the entry of the casino; so that folks walking by would be able to see real jackpot winners … be mesmerized enough to come into the casino and play. Our verdict is that this is definitely no longer the case.

The great majority of the major casinos these days are humongous complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ one armed bandits close-by any of the doors.

An additional traditional rule is that loose slot games are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be energized 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 the slot machines 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 one armed bandits.