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Volumes have been said on this subject, and the conflict and squabbling about where the "hot" one armed bandits are placed in a casino are still raging – sixty years after slot machines were 1st installed in the casinos.

The quintessential rule is that the very best one armed bandits were positioned just inside the main foyer of the casino; so that casino fanatics passing by would be able to see real jackpot winners and be possessed to come inside and play. Our perspective is that this is no longer true.

Most of the mega casinos presently are massive complexes and it is not possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to place the ‘loose’ slot machines near any entrances or exits.

An additional standard rule is that loose slot games are put on the major aisles in the casinos, again so that more potential gamblers could see winning jackpots and be inspired to play. Importantly 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 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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