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Volumes have been set forth on this item, and the controversy and squabbling about where the "hot" slot machine games are located in a casino are still intense – over sixty yrs after the slot machines were 1st installed in casinos.

The traditional rule is that the best one armed bandits were put just inside the main entry of the casino; so that persons going by would be able to see jackpot winners … be baited to come inside and play. Our resolve is that this is definitely no longer true.

The great majority of the mega casinos presently are titanic complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slots near to any doorways.

An additional standard rule is that loose slots are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be influenced 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 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 slots.