We love our readers to get informed, and that means some elementary maths, though there’s not too much technical know-how needed to work out that a 99% RTP game is better than a 94% one.
If you know what RTP is.
RTP is a theoretical return to the player. We try to list this figure in all of our reviews. IT means a theoretical return to the player. The theoretical part of this is very important. This figure is one of the few publically available metrics available for slots games, but it is not a precise measure or a prediction for individual players, it is an assessment of a game over its entire lifetime.
So, this won’t guarantee you anything. Nothing in gambling is guaranteed, but by picking the highest RTP games – which also mean those with the lowest house edge – you have a slightly better chance.
And these figures are pretty marginal. Most games in 2021 come in with an RTP of around 96%, these do a bit better on published figures.
1 – Mega Joker 99%
We’re straight win with a big number and one that immediately illustrates one of the problems with this list! Many games with very high RTP figures do not offer that RTP for all sections of the game and at all staking levels. That is true for Mega Joker, a progressive jackpot game that’s super old fashioned and very up to date. Released in 2013, it’s a mock-up of a two-screen game from the 80s, complete with whirring reels, and offers a 2,000-times stake jackpot, and different RTPs at different game stages. Read the rules before you play, because the top RTP is high, but the range starts below 90%.
2 – Jackpot 6,000 95 to 98.9%
A follow up from NetEnts to our first game comes with the same health warning, this time explained more explicitly in the rules: the skill element in the super meter part of the game accounts for the large range of RTPs here. Still, 95% is a much higher starting point, and the game offers a great experience in the same retro style.