Volumes have been set forth on this matter, and the contention and discord about where the "hot" video slots are installed in the casino are still intense – sixty years after slot machines were first added to the gaming floor in gambling dens.

The standard rule is that the very best one armed bandits were put just inside the entrance of the casino; so that fun seekers passing by would see jackpot winners … be tempted to come into the casino … play. Our speculation is that this is definitely no longer the case.

The great majority of the large casinos presently are mammoth complexes … now you can’t see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machines in close proximity to any of the doors.

Another standard rule is that loose slot machine games are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more folks could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. However, we find that this also is not 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 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!

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