Books have been written on this subject, and the conflict and disharmony about where the "hot" one armed bandits are installed in the casino are still raging – over 60 yrs after slots were 1st added to the gaming floor in gambling houses.

The quintessential rule is that the superior slot machines were put just inside the door of the casino; so that persons passing by would be able to see jackpot winners and be baited to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our opinion is that this is not so anymore.

Almost all of the large casinos today are enormous complexes … now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot machine games close-by any exits.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slots are placed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be encouraged to play. Importantly however, 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 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 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 games.