Volumes have been said on this subject, and the conflict and interchanges about where the "hot" slot machine games are located in the casino are still raging – sixty years after slot games were first added to the gaming floor in gambling dens.

The classic rule is that the superior slot machine games were installed just inside the entry of the casino; so that potential gamblers walking by would be able to see jackpot winners and be intrigued enough to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our theory is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Most of the large casinos these days are mammoth complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machine games near to any doorways.

Another traditional rule is that loose slots are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be influenced to play. Interestingly 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 slot games 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!

These days, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machines.