Books have been written on this subject, and the contention and face-offs about where the "hot" video slots are placed in the casino are still happening – sixty years after slot games were 1st placed in gambling dens.

The quintessential rule is that the better one armed bandits were positioned just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that fun seekers going by would see real jackpot winners and be tempted to come inside and play. Our reasoning is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Just about all of the mega casinos presently are behemothic complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slot machines near to any of the doors.

An additional traditional rule is that loose slot machines are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be energized to play. Importantly though, we find that this also isn’t 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 the 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!

Today, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot machine games.