Volumes have been said on this item, and the debates and discord about where the "hot" slot machine games are installed in a casino are still passionate – more than 60 years after slots were first added to the gaming floor in gambling dens.

The standard rule is that the best slot machines were put just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that individuals going by would be able to see actual jackpot winners … be smitten to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our assessment is that this is no longer true.

The great majority of the major casinos nowadays are colossal complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slot machine games close to any of the doors.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot games are installed on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be encouraged 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 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!

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