What is RTP and how it works
RTP, or, (return-to-player) is the amount of money a casino can expect to profit from a certain slot, over a long period of time. In short, it’s the money the casino will earn from players, from a specific casino game.
Each casino table game includes a different house advantage, which is usually built into the game mathematically, while newer games, such as, for example, video slots and Video Poker, use a pre-built house-edge formula that determines roughly just how much money a machine will collect during a period of a 12 months, or more.
It can seem a little confusing to get your mind around initially, as naturally, the gambling rooms you play at won’t expect to win every bet – and when looking at mobile slots, it’s important to realize there aren’t any specific differences in the way the games play out.
Absolutely not; this was a common misconception which begun on the Internet as far back as 2014, and mobile slots pay out exactly the same as the desktop version of the game. It doesn’t matter what time of day you play… what your balance is… how much you’re staking each spin…
The slot will perform – and payout – exactly the same as it’s desktop counterpart; period.
For operators to offer players a game – both on desktop, and mobile devices – they MUST HAVE the source code for the game independently verified by a specialised body.
In the UK, for example, the United Kingdom Gambling Commission ensures that any software provider that wants to offer games to the UK-based players must have their game run millions of test-rounds, to ensure it’s fair. Even a single update to the game means the game has to go through compliance testing all over again – so it’s more than fair.
Something To Bear In Mind:
While the RTP affects how much a Video Slot will earn/pay out over its lifetime, it’s important to realise that in the short-term, it doesn’t really affect you. The RTP is calculated over millions of spins… so don’t be put off by a game with a high RTP.