Strategy for slot machines
Can you even talk about strategy for slot machines? You simply press the spin button, and then the machine decides whether you win or not.
Fortunately, the answer is a clear, resounding yes: You can greatly increase your chances of winning by playing wisely.
The most important thing is to choose the right slot machine, and here you need to know the machine’s RTP (theoretical payback percentage) and win distribution. That alone can make the difference between whether you get 1 or 5 hours of entertainment out of your money – and not least how big your chances are of being able to win a prize when you’re done playing. Combined with a casino bonus and your personal taste, this article will help you choose a slot that is both entertaining and profitable.
All slot machines are programmed with a theoretical payback percentage (RTP), i.e. how much of the machine’s turnover is paid out in the form of winnings on average. In online casinos it is typically 95-96%, but there are gaming machines that pay out as much as 98.9%, and the bottom scraper in the Danish casinos only pays back 90.2%. This may not sound like a big difference until you turn the numbers around and look at the casino’s profit, which is between 1.1% and 9.8% – that is, almost 10 times as high for the “worst” as for the “best” gaming machine.
Fortunately, the Danish Gambling Act states that the casinos must make public the RTP of all games, but these figures are often well hidden on the casinos’ websites – after all, they prefer to have players on the games where they have the highest profit. That’s why we’ve gathered all the slot machines’ RTPs here at Casinopenge, so you can get a quick overview. The top 5 for the four biggest casino software developers are here, and you can click through to see the rest of the list:
Microgaming slot machines with best payback
1) Best: Hot Ink: 97.50%
2) Retro Reels: Extreme Heat: 97.50%
3) Big Top: 96.94%
4) Carnaval: 96.94%
5) Immortal Romance: 96.86%
Bottom scraper: Astronomical: 95.05%
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Net entertainment slot machines with best payback
Best: Jackpot 6000: Up to 98.9%*
2 Blood Suckers: 98.0%
3 Simsalabim: 97.5%
4 Demolition Squad: 97.1%
5 Jack Hammer 2: 97.1%
Bottom scraper: Excalibur: 95.1%
Party Gaming slot machines with the best payback
Best: Cash Cruise: 97.55%
2) Palladium: 97.21%
3) Predator: 96.43%
Goanna Gold: 96.26%
Bottom scraper. Dragon’s Hoard: 90.21%
Playtech casinos slot machines with best payback
Best: Captain Treasure: 97.06%
2) A Night Out: 97.06%
3) Desert Treasure: 97.05%
4) Santa Surprise: 97.05%
Bottom Scraper: The Incredible Hulk 50 Lines: 91.00%