Volumes have been stated on this subject, and the contention and face-offs about where the "hot" video slots are installed in a casino are still raging – more than 60 yrs after slot machine games were first placed in gambling dens.

The traditional rule is that the superior slot games were positioned just inside the door of the casino; so that people walking by would be able to see jackpot winners and be stimulated to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our thought is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Just about all of the mega casinos today are monstrous complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot machines near any of the doors.

Yet another classic rule is that loose slots are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Notably 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 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot machines.