Not all slots are the same, what they do have in common though, is that they give casinos the biggest house edge of all casino games. This is why you should be choosy about what slots you decide to invest in.
Most novice gamblers tend to pick various slots that look interesting to them, either because they have a familiar theme or simply because the slot title and banner is appealing. The more seasoned slot player uses other methods to pick a slot game and this includes the quality of the bonus round, base game features and most importantly, the RTP score. RTP or Return To Player percentage refers to the amount a slot pays back over many spins.
It gives a rough idea of how much a player can expect to win and lose on any particular slot. Constructing an RTP value for Rainbow Riches slot game is a complex process and this is made even harder if the slot has many features in the base game, or is a progressive jackpot slot. Nowadays, you also have to factor in the increased paylines that come with Megaways slots too and this complicates matters further.
The distribution of the RTP percentage varies greatly and this is why it is calculated over thousands of spins. Online slots tend to have higher RTP scores than their land-based cousins. In the online slots world an RTP score under 95% is considered low, whilst slots at land-based venues very rarely boast scores over 92%.
Another factor to consider is the variance of the slot. Variance is highly influential on the RTP. In simple terms, lower variance slots are programmed to deliver small frequent wins that allow players a steady return on their wagering and this prevents them from quickly going under whilst spinning the reels. High variance games do not do this and much of the RTP is tied up in the bonuses or special features. This can provide uneven but bigger wins, especially during the bonus round.
There are a number of slots that give punters a higher chance of winning because of the nature of their RTP and variance. Mega Joker from NetEnt boasts an RTP of 99% and this is one of the highest scores on the market. It is a classic slot with fruit symbols and only 3 reels. The slot was released in October 2013 and is showing its age on the design and gameplay side. However, with only 3 reels and 5 paylines, it is still a very user-friendly slot and a good starting point for many punters because of this and the RTP score. If you prefer slots that are not as basic as Mega Joker but are still RTP and variance friendly, then you may want to give 1429 Uncharted Seas a spin. This Thunderkick production that revolves around exploration of the seas is eerie in design, but most importantly, scores 98.6% on the RTP scale and this increases your odds of winning, when compared to other slots.
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