Books have been written on this item, and the bickering and discourse about where the "hot" slot machine games are positioned in a casino are still there – sixty yrs after slots were 1st installed in gambling houses.

The classic rule is that the most favorable slots were located just inside the entrance of the casino; so that casino fanatics walking by would see real jackpot winners … be influenced to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our theorem is that this is definitely no longer the case.

Practically all of the major casinos today are giant complexes and now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machines in close proximity to any doors.

Another classic rule is that loose slot games are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Interestingly though, we find that this also isn’t 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 machine 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!

These days, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose one armed bandits.