Volumes have been stated on this topic, and the bickering and disagreement about where the "hot" video slots are installed in the casino are still ongoing – more than sixty years after one armed bandits were 1st placed in casinos.

The standard rule is that the superior slots were positioned just inside the main entry of the casino; so that people walking by would see actual jackpot winners and be convinced to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our presumption is that this is no longer the case.

Nearly all of the major casinos presently are mammoth complexes … you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ one armed bandits close-by any doorways.

An additional classic rule is that loose one armed bandits are put on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more persons could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. 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 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 games.