Volumes have been set forth on this subject, and the disquiet and disharmony about where the "hot" slots are positioned in a casino are still there – more than 60 years after slots were 1st installed in gambling houses.

The traditional rule is that the better one armed bandits were placed just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that persons going by would see jackpot winners … be captivated to come into the casino … play. Our assessment is that this is definitely no longer the case.

The majority of the mega casinos nowadays are herculean complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machine games near any entrances or exits.

An additional traditional rule is that loose slot games are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Importantly 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 the slot machines 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 slots.