Books have been stated on this matter, and the bickering and interchanges about where the "hot" slot machine games are located in a casino are still passionate – more than sixty yrs after one armed bandits were 1st placed in casinos.

The standard rule is that the better slot machines were located just inside the main door of the casino; so that persons passing by would be able to see real jackpot winners … be titillated to come inside … play. Our verdict is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Just about all of the big name casinos these days are herculean complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot machines close to any entrances.

Another standard rule is that loose one armed bandits are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. However, 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 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 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!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slots.