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Books have been set forth on this issue, and the bickering and squabbling about where the "hot" slot machine games are positioned in a casino are still bubbling - more than 60 yrs after the slots were 1st installed in casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the best slots were placed just inside the door of the casino; so that casino fanatics walking by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be convinced to come into the casino and play. Our inclination is that this is definitely no longer true.

Most of the mega casinos today are huge complexes and you can no longer see inside from the sidewalk, so there is no longer a reason to position the 'loose' slot machines close-by any entrances.

An additional standard rule is that loose slots are located on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more people could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Notably though, 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 one armed bandits 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 philosophy about where to place the loose slot games.

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