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Understanding Slot and Casino RTP


The term RTP will pop up in just about every slot or casino game review you have ever come across. But what exactly does the term RTP mean? Well, it`s actually pretty straightforward and stands for “Return To Player”, which essentially is the percentage of money players can expect back from a casino slot or game.

So, in layperson`s terms, if the RTP is 96%, and you spend €100 on a slot, you can expect back €96 from the slot as winnings. What they don`t often tell you is that it doesn`t necessarily mean that you get it back on that gaming session but rather over hundreds of spins. It`s an average that is taken from multiple players and worked out over thousands of spins.

What should the average RTP be?

The average RTP these days is between 95%-97%, although this wildly depends on the casino, the game`s developer, and the overall age of the slot. The sweet spot, however, is 96% which is what most games have. Other factors contributing to the RTP are the bonus features on offer, such as free spins (besplatne vrtnje), buy bonuses, progressive jackpots, and more. It`s not uncommon (though it should be) to see RTPs as low as 91% or 92% and some as high as 98%; though rare, they do exist.

Where do I find the slot RTP?

Now that you understand what the RTP means, you`ll also know that this is a pretty vital piece of information for your game-playing strategy and bankroll. To find the RTP value, click on the “i” button or menu button of the slot, and it should be available either in the rules of the game or in the paytable. There are, of course, a few developers who don`t add this information, but a quick internet search should solve that problem in no time.

Slots with Exceptional RTPs, you ask?

Though scarce, there are a few magical unicorn slots and games with RTPs of between 97% and 99%. These slots are akin to winning the lottery without buying a ticket or spotting the Loch Ness Monster-Rare, indeed.

Check out:

● Book of 99 - 99% RTP
● Ooh Aah Dracula - 99% RTP
● Monopoly Big Event - 99% RTP
● Mega Joker - 99% RTP
● Jackpot 6000 - 98.86% RTP
● 1429 Uncharted Seas - 98.60 RTP
● The Catfather - 98.10% RTP
● Blood Suckers - 98% RTP
● Rainbow Riches Pick n Mix - 98% RTP
● White Rabbit Megaways - 97.77% RTP

What is volatility to RTP?

Volatility is closely tied to RTP, but let`s think of it as the slots personality, where low volatility means it frequently gives, albeit little at a time. Medium volatility or variance means it doesn`t give big wins too often but isn`t shy of handing out small to medium wins, and highly volatile means that you are not getting wins often, but when they happen, they are generally significant.

Final thoughts

Now that you know what the RTP means and what volatility is to it, you can make a more informed choice when choosing a slot to play, but remember, there is no surefire to win at slots, so it`s best just to have fun.

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