Books have been said on this item, and the bickering and discourse about where the "hot" slot machines are located in a casino are still passionate – sixty years after slot machines were first added to the gaming floor in the casinos.

The standard rule is that the superior slot games were positioned just inside the main door of the casino; so that fun seekers walking by would be able to see jackpot winners and be captivated to come into the casino and play. Our conviction is that this is no longer the case.

Just about all of the major casinos presently are oversized complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ slot games close to any of the doors.

Yet another traditional rule is that loose slot games are positioned on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more potential players could see winning jackpots and be roused to play. 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 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 philosophy about where to place the loose slot machine games.