If you’ve ever wondered why you’ll sometimes win and other times lose when playing at an online casino, this article is for you.
Your chances of winning in online casino gambling are based on luck, and to make sure that a game is fair for all players, there are mechanics in place.
One such mechanic is RTP; another is RNG. We’ll examine both of these and explain how they work towards creating exciting, fair, and secure games for all our Pure Win players.
RTP stands for Return to Player and is a casino term used to explain the theoretical return on online slots or table game will payout over a period of time.
For example, if you were to play ₹100 on a slot with an RTP of 95%, you’d receive ₹95 back in theory.
Obviously, it’s not as easy as that.
The RTP is calibrated over a long period of time and several million game rounds. If you are to play hundreds or even thousands of game rounds, your gaming session might still look very different to the stated RTP.
There’s a chance that you’ll win five times in a row, in which case you’ve exceeded a 100% success rate.
There’s also a chance that you’ll play and lose, ending up winning a mere 50% personal RTP, which means you’ve lost funds.
In other words, just because you’re playing a slot with a 98% RTP doesn’t mean that you, personally, always will have a 98% RTP.
Play responsibly. Never play with money that you can’t afford to lose.
Casino games usually show their RTP in the paytable or help section. The help section can be found by locating a question mark symbol in the game menu.
Here are some examples:
European Roulette: 97.30%
Crazy Time: 94.41% - 96.08%
Book of Dead slot O): 96.21%
Mega Moolah slot (Microgaming): 88.12% (base game)
Should you chase after games with high RTP? Not necessarily. You’ll notice that most online slots, live casino tables, and table games all have RTPs over the 90% mark.
As long as the game also offers high payouts, there’s nothing wrong with choosing a lower RTP game over a higher one.
Scratch Cards are on the lower spectrum of RTP, usually ranging between 50% - 65%, but they also have the potential of paying out big!
Progressive Jackpot games also run on a lower percentage. This is to compensate for the addition of the massive jackpot prize pool, as you could theoretically be lucky and win several crores in just one spin!
Alright, remember that we mentioned something called RNG? RNG stands for Random Number Generator, and it’s the technological puzzle piece behind fair digital casino games.
The RNG creates results that are unbiased from each other. To be clear, they aren’t 100% truly random, as they are based on mathematics.
However, they are based on advanced and classified algorithms, which means that it’s impossible to predict the outcome of a game.
So, how can we be sure that a casino or game provider hasn’t meddled with a game to make players lose money?
There are several reasons for this; first of all, rigging games is unfair, and it also goes against licensing requirements of legitimate casinos like ourselves.
Secondly, game providers and casinos are audited by 3rd party companies specialising in making sure casinos and games are fair and secure.
All game providers here at Pure Win are regularly audited and proven fair. You can find more information on their respective websites.
The Random Number Generator ensures that digital casino games run fairly, giving every player the same chance to win.
The Return to Player percentage is merely an indicator of how much a game will pay back to its players.
A high RTP is not a guarantee for lots of wins. At the end of the day, you’ll have to rely on luck and bankroll strategies to maximise your winning potential.
We here at Pure Win recommend that you play games that you enjoy playing and have comfortable bet levels for your budget.
Best of luck at the tables!