Volumes have been set forth on this item, and the contention and interchanges about where the "hot" slot machine games are installed in a casino are still intense – over sixty years after slot games were first placed in the casinos.

The standard rule is that the best slot games were positioned just inside the main entrance of the casino; so that potential gamblers passing by would see actual jackpot winners … be intrigued enough to come unto the gaming floor … play. Our verdict is that this is no longer true.

Almost all of the big name casinos presently are massive complexes and it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to situate the ‘loose’ slots near any entrances.

Yet another standard rule is that loose slot machine games are installed on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be motivated 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!

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