Volumes have been stated on this topic, and the bickering and discussion about where the "hot" video slots are installed in a casino are still on-going – sixty years after one armed bandits were first placed in gambling houses.

The quintessential rule is that the best slots were positioned just inside the door of the casino; so that casino fanatics going by would see real jackpot winners and be aroused to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our conclusion is that this is definitely no longer so.

Many of the major casinos presently are gigantic complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machines in close proximity to any entrances or exits.

Another classic rule is that loose slots are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Notably though, we find that this also is not 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 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!

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