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Volumes have been set forth on this item, and the conflict and feuds about where the "hot" slot machine games are positioned in the casino are still passionate – 60 yrs after slots were first placed in the casinos.

The standard rule is that the very best slot machine games were located just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that individuals passing by would see actual jackpot winners and be captivated to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our estimation is that this is not so anymore.

Almost all of the major casinos nowadays are titanic complexes … it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to position the ‘loose’ slots in close proximity to any doors.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose one armed bandits are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Nonetheless, 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 the slots 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 philosophy about where to place the loose one armed bandits.