Books have been stated on this topic, and the controversy and interchanges about where the "hot" slots are placed in a casino are still passionate – more than sixty years after slots were 1st placed in gambling houses.

The traditional rule is that the superior one armed bandits were positioned just inside the main door of the casino; so that persons walking by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be smitten to come unto the gaming floor and play. Our leaning is that this is no longer true.

Practically all of the major casinos presently are giant complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machine games close-by any entrances.

An additional standard rule is that loose slot games are positioned on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be influenced to play. 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 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 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!

Today, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot machine games.