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The 5 Slots with the Best Return to Player Pay-out Percentages

From Mark Truman.
May 2016.

In order to be able to come away with a profit when playing online casino games, you'll need to select the games you play carefully. Some say that playing casino games, slots in particular is all about luck. While it is true that playing slots requires no skills and that wins and jackpots are triggered randomly, it is not true that players can't improve their chances. First you'll need to select a better casino. Playing at a casino which offers lower fees, better games and hassle free deposits and withdrawals is certainly better for you. If you plan on playing casino games on your mobile device, then you should be looking for a casino with a solid mobile offer. Check out this Australian mobile casino guide.

Importance of RTP

Another thing that is crucial is the return to player (RTP) percentage, also called pay-out rate. The RTP is given as a percentage and it is available both for a casino as whole where the average for all their games is taken and for individual games. The pay-out rates of different slot games may vary significantly. Some games may have RTP rates as high as 99%, or perhaps even higher, but some games may even have percentages lower than 90%. Take out the RTP from 100% and you get the house edge. The house edge shows the advantage of the house against the players, so generally it'd be in your advantage to lower the house edge. When playing slots, you can do so by choosing games with higher RTPs. Here are the games which have the lowest RTPs.


Eggstravaganza is a fun, Easter-themed slot game that was developed by Rival, a company that has delivered over 200 casino games. The game features 3 reels and only one pay-line, which makes it quite different from the standard 5-reel, multiple pay-line slots we usually see these days. The symbols are, understandably, very Easter-y, including a chocolate rabbit, eggs, a bonnet, an Easter Bunny and a small chick. The largest pay-out is 2500 times your stake and there's one bonus feature. Unfortunately, this otherwise quite interesting game has a very low RTP at 89.49%.



Major Millions

Next we have a progressive jackpot slot that was developed by Microgaming. Major Millions is a very popular progressive jackpot game that has been around quite a while. It is a five reel game with fifteen pay-lines and the theme is military. Some of the symbols are medals, documents, tank, plane, warship and of course, the major. There's a wild symbol which is the logo of the game and a scatter symbol represented by a large explosion. Few people have hit a progressive jackpot higher than U$D1m, which is a clearly one of the reasons why the game is so popular. Major Millions has an RTP of 89.37%.



Best of Luck

Best of Luck is another Rival casino game. It features a steam punk theme with retro graphics and interesting patterns. The buttons are placed below the reels, on a quite unusual pink background. Most of the icons are items that were considered to be lucky charms in Victorian times, such as rabbit's foot, cat, horseshoe and gems. It can be played with as little as one cent and up to $50 per spin. There are 20 pay-lines across 5 reels. The maximum jackpot is 100,000 coins, or a total of $25,000 in cash. It is an interesting and playable game, but the RTP is only 89.08%.

Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive

Traditionally, progressive jackpots have lower RTPs. Players are drawn to them anyways, and smaller pay-out rate is just a price most people are willing to pay for the chance of participating in the competition for a very hefty jackpot. Players who Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive compete for the massive Mega Moolah Mega Jackpot which can be won by players who play this game and several other which contain 'Mega Moolah' in the title. The largest Mega Jackpot won ever was above 13 million, so the popularity of all the games that are part of the Mega Moolah series is quite understandable. The Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive though has an RTP of only 88.02%.

Win Mill

Win Mill is a slot game with quite an unusual theme- windmill, as you might've guessed. It was developed by Rival and the introductory video starts with a man, probably Dutch, who puts the sails onto an otherwise unfinished windmill building. The game has 3 reels and five pay-lines. The graphics are pretty alright and you'll see the miller's wife and the miller on both sides of the reels. The reels spin in a quite uncommon way. The highest jackpot that can be won is 5000 the line bet and all the symbols have to do with the theme, there's a tulip, clogs and Edam cheese, among the other. The RTP is a meagre 85.88%.




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