The return to Player percentages  are carefully selected, and programmed into the game, at source, by the software developers. This figure is designed to provide and income to the Casino or operator of the slot machine, while returning the rest to the players during play. Suppose that a Rainbow Riches machine costs 1.00 per spin and has a return to player (RTP) of 95%. It can be calculated that over a sufficiently long period, such as 1,000,000 spins, that the machine will return an average of 950,000 to its players, who would have inserted 1,000,000 during this period of time. The additional 50,000 goes to the slot machine Operator. 

However, be warned, an RTP of 95%  does not mean that you will get 95 pence back for every 1.00 you gamble .

This figure is calculated over several thousand spins and does in no way guarantee to return back of 95% each and every time you play .

Imagine if someone wins the all ellusive Pot of Gold jackpot, when they have only gambled say 20.00 . Obviously this is all brought into the melting pot and for the machine to return an average of 95% someone else will have to compensate for this big jackpot winner .

But, our advice is, to always look for the highest RTP that you can get, because obviously , it's far better to play a machine that pays out 95% than one that only pays 85%.

By and far the best RTP's are paid online with Virgin casino paying a massive 96.46%. Sky Vegas and Paddy Power are also up there, both paying an average 95%. In land based establishments the percentages are often below 90%.

It's a legal requirement that all games clearly display the associated RTP, or the equivalent odds of winning , so make sure you know what this is before spending any money.

If you want to find out more about RTP's be sure to visit the UK Gambling Commission.
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The Return to player (RTP) percentage details the games expected payout  over it's lifetime - this figure is represented as a percentage . For example if a games RTP figure is 95% then the game is programmed to pay back 95% to the player .