Return To Player Amounts for Bingo, Slots & Casino GAmes
The Return to Player (RTP) figures are surprisingly high for most of the widely played slots and casino games. Your chances of winning are actually pretty good.
Average return to player values for slots is around 95% and for casino games it is a massive 98% and surprisingly the worst payer is bingo! Yes, bingo at around 85%.
How is Return to Player (RTP) Calculated?
Now these figures are calculated over a very large number of plays on a particular game, over 10’s of thousands of plays. So it doesn’t mean that for every £1 that you wager you will get the RTP back, but it does mean, that taking onto account all of thousands of plays, most of the wagers are actually being paid out in winnings.
So, really it comes down to luck, with many people putting money into the total pot, with the lucky ones winning some massive amounts of money.
The gaming providers are not taking massive cuts of the money that is gambled, but whether you win or not really is the luck of the draw.
More Paid Back by Casino than Bingo
Obviously there is some skill involved in some games, like blackjack or poker and some are based on pure luck only. The surprising figure is for bingo. Most people see bingo as a fun recreational game, that is as much about socialising and having fun with friends than purely gambling. As such less amounts of money are likely to be spent on bingo than for instance casino games, that are considered to be more taboo and akin to gambling.
Take a look at the figures below, which we took from two of the biggest game providers, though the figures look to be similar across the industry.
Slot, Casino, Bingo Variance Return to Player (RTP)
Pay out relative to all wagering on that particular game.
Double Bubble 96.02%
Tiki Island 96.29%
Rainbow Riches 95% – a big favourite slot
Deal or No Deal 90.2%
Cleopatra couldn’t find figure
Take me Out 95.75%
Tycoons Treasure 94.76%
Fluffy Favourites 95.39%
Roulette Splendide 98.65%
High Stakes Roulette Splendide 98.65%
Roulette Classic 97.3%
Single Deck Blackjack 99.91%
Multi Hand Blackjack 99.42%
Video Poker 98.15%
3 Card Poker 98.48%
Bingo Royale 83.75%
Take Me Out Bingo 83.75%
All at same rate 83.75%
Rainbow Riches 95% (expected)
Monopoly Big Event at best strategy 96% Big Bet game at best strategy 99%
Big Banker 94% Bad strategy of collecting first 3 offers 82%
Deal or No Deal couldn’t find figure
Gala Vegas Casino
Video Roulette 98.65%
American Blackjack Average player 97.92% Optimal player 99.53%
Video Poker 97.96%
Scratchcards all 95%
There is no legal minimum for the return to player figures on any slot or game, but in a competitive world, hopefully providers align pretty much with each other. For more information about return to player figures see the Gambling Commission web site.
It is a legal requirement for the return to player value to be published, with the game for each slot, bingo and casino game, so be savvy and check before you play. Yes it is mainly down to pure luck, but surely you stand a better chance with a high RTP percentage?