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Volumes have been said on this matter, and the disquiet and feuds about where the "hot" slot machine games are placed in a casino are still ongoing – more than 60 yrs after the slots were first placed in gambling houses.

The traditional rule is that the superior one armed bandits were located just inside the entry of the casino; so that people going by would see jackpot winners … be stirred to come into the casino … play. Our slant is that this is not so anymore.

The great majority of the large casinos today are enormous complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machines near to any doors.

Another traditional rule is that loose slot games are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be motivated to play. However, 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 one armed bandits 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.