Books have been written on this issue, and the controversy and ruckus about where the "hot" slot games are located in a casino are still happening – more than 60 yrs after slot machines were 1st added to the gaming floor in gambling houses.

The traditional rule is that the more favourable slot machines were put just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that individuals going by would see real jackpot winners and be enthralled to come inside and play. Our interpretation is that this is definitely no longer so.

The great majority of the major casinos these days are massive complexes … you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot games close to any doorways.

Another standard rule is that loose slot games are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential players 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 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!

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