What Does Return To Player Mean?

As a slots fan, odds are you’re somewhat familiar with the phrase ‘Return to Player’ or ‘RTP’. You may have come across the term while browsing our site or run into it in the help section of your favourite slot. But what does it actually mean and, more importantly, how does it affect your winnings?

Put simply, the RTP is the amount money you get back from what you wager, expressed as a percentage. For example, if a slot has an RTP of 95% and you wager £100, you can expect to have a final balance of £95. Of course, in reality, this is rarely the case. This is just a long-term probability, based on hundreds of thousands of spins. In practice every slot is made up short-term wins and losses, which is why we love to play them!

Online slots normally range from 94% to 99% RTP while more traditional real world games usually pay out 85% to 93%, so you’re better off sticking with us and online games! Different slots will also have different RTP, meaning that some are better to play than others. As a rule of thumb, we recommend avoiding any game with an RTP below 93%.

On the flip side, there are a few slots out there with 99% RTP and these are definitely worth seeking out. Basically, anything over 96% is a very good return, so if you do come across such a game, get stuck in! It’s always worth checking the RTP before you start spinning and this information can normally be found in a game’s pay information or under the help section.