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Volumes have been written on this matter, and the controversy and interchanges about where the "hot" slot machine games are positioned in a casino are still bubbling – over sixty years after slot machines were 1st installed in gambling dens.

The quintessential rule is that the better one armed bandits were placed just inside the entry of the casino; so that potential players going by would be able to see jackpot winners and be aroused to come unto the gambling floor and play. Our slant is that this is not so anymore.

The majority of the large casinos these days are herculean complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slots near any of the doors.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose one armed bandits are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Nonetheless, 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 one armed bandits 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!

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