Volumes have been said on this topic, and the controversy and disagreement about where the "hot" video slots are placed in the casino are still raging – sixty years after slot machines were 1st added to the gaming floor in gambling dens.

The quintessential rule is that the better slot machines were placed just inside the main entryway of the casino; so that people passing by would see real jackpot winners … be keen enough to come inside … play. Our assurance is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Many of the mega casinos nowadays are monstrous complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slots near to any doors.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose one armed bandits are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be encouraged 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 the 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!

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