Books have been stated on this item, and the controversy and face-offs about where the "hot" slot machine games are placed in the casino are still on-going – more than sixty yrs after the slots were first added to the gaming floor in gambling dens.

The classic rule is that the more favourable slot machine games were installed just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that individuals going by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be intrigued enough to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our persuasion is that this is definitely no longer so.

Just about all of the mega casinos today are monstrous complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot machines near any doorways.

Another traditional rule is that loose slot machines are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Interestingly 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 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machines.