Books have been written on this item, and the conflict and disagreement about where the "hot" video slots are positioned in the casino are still intense – more than 60 years after slots were first installed in casinos.

The standard rule is that the very best slots were positioned just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that persons going by would be able to see actual jackpot winners and be infatuated enough to come unto the gambling floor … play. Our leaning is that this is no longer the case.

Many of the mega casinos these days are titanic complexes and you no longer can see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ one armed bandits close-by any doorways.

An additional standard rule is that loose slot machine games are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Notably however, 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 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 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!

In recent times, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose slot machine games.