Volumes have been set forth on this issue, and the contention and discourse about where the "hot" video slots are located in a casino are still taking place – 60 yrs after slot machine games were 1st placed in gambling houses.

The quintessential rule is that the better one armed bandits were installed just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that persons going by would see jackpot winners and be smitten to come inside and play. Our conclusion is that this is definitely no longer so.

Almost all of the big name casinos today are humongous complexes … you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to put the ‘loose’ slot machines near any doorways.

Yet another traditional 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 energized to play. Notably though, 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 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 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!

Nowadays, casinos are constantly changing their perspective about where to place the loose one armed bandits.