This is not my research, but there is quite a bit of data here.......
...... decided to log all the payout range percentages (rounded up or down to the nearest whole percentage) in alphabetical order for all available demoninations. For progressives, the second number range are for non-progressives (AKA "stand-alone machines). THIS LIST IS MAINLY FOR SCOUTING CERTAIN DESIGNATED/CERTIFIED BEST PAYOUT SLOTS WHICH ARE MARKED IN CERTAIN CASINOS PARTICIPATING IN SUCH A PROMOTION AND FOR ANY FIXED PAYOUT MACHINES. Only the most popular machines are listed. Anyone notice a pattern here?...Have Fun :
Bank Busters 90%-93%
Big Bang Event (Bigger) 86%progressive/83%-94%
Deal or No Deal Passion Deluxe 86%-94%
Deal or No Deal Blue Version 88%-92%
Deal or No Deal Passion 90%-96%
Diamond Jackpots 88%-97%
Game of Life 86%-96%
Happy Days 88%-94%
Hot Hot Penny Super Respin 87%-94%
Indiana Jones 86%progressive/86%-94%
Jeopardy (new) 86%-94%
Monopoly Jackpot Station 86%progressive/86%-94%
Monopoly Grand Hotel Big Event 86%progressive/86%-96%
Monopoly Real Estate Tycoon 86%-94%
MR WOO 91% – 92%
Party Spin (ultimate) 88%-95%
Price is Right (Cliffhangers) 85%-98%
Star Trek 86%-94%
Video Poker 92%-101% (with perfect play)
Wheel of Fortune Multi Win 87%-89%progressive/88%-94%
Wheel of Fortune Super Spin 88%-94% (Bonus Frequency is 1 in 40 for penny version and 1 in 49 for nickle version)
Wizard of Oz 86%progressive/86%-94%
Wolf Run 86%-94%
Updated May 2010
Hot Shot Cash Wheel 86%-98%
Sex and the City 90%-95%
Monopoly Advance to Boardwalk 86%-96%
Wheel of Fortune 100 line progressive 88-89%, non-progressive 86%-94%
Ultimate Tower of Power 86%-88%
Megabucks Multilevel 86% (all machines)
Super Big Game Show Community 88%-90%
UPDATED November 2010
Alice in Wonderland 89%-94%
Hot Shot Progressive 85%-96%
Press Your Luck 87%-96%
Lord of the Rings 86%-96%
Star Wars Droid Hunt progressive 87%-89%, non-progressive 88%-94%
UPDATED January 2011
Rickety Cricket 88%-93%
Ice Cap Cash 82%-92%
Arctic Spirit 85%-92%
Jumpin Jalapenos 86%-94%
Playboy Platinum 85%-96%
Witches Riches 87%-98%
African Diamond 82%-98%
Mystic Pearls 86%-96%
Goldfish Race for Gold 88%-96%
Ultimate Tower of Power 87-88%
Heat Engine 90.7% fixed all machines
Final Update to Payouts Before Meet and Greet March 2011
Cash Wizard 86-90%
Rhythms of Rio 90.1 fixed all machines
Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle 88-94%
Turtle Bay 85%-96%
Wild Wheel 87%-98%
Jackpot Vegas Hits 88%-90%
UPDATED MAY 2011
Dirty Dancing 89%-96%
Hot Spin 88%-90%
Price is Right Ultimate Show 86%-94%
Cranky Condor 92%-99%
Gazellions 89% fixed all machines
Money Vault 85%-94%
Attack/Revenge From Mars 86%-94%
Cashman Fever 89%-95%
Sex in the City Big Diamonds 88%-95%
Star Trek- Battle Stations 86%-90%progressive, 86%-96% non-progressive
Code Red 85%-96%
Great Goldfish Giveaway 89%-95%
Mummy Returns 89%-92% (Bonus Round Frequency is 1 in 62 for 3 symbol trigger and 1 in 7 for 2 symbol trigger)
King of Dragons (Aruze) 92% fixed all machines.
UPDATED JUNE 2011
Best Fortune (Aruze) 92-99% (another high payout penny slot if you can find it!): 25 credit min base bet= 92%; + 5 high power ante= 95%; 50 credit base +10 high power credit ante= 96%; 75 credit base + 30 high power ante= 97%; 100 credit base + 40 credit high power ante= 97.7%; 125 credit base + 50 credit high power ante= 98.6%.
Betty Boop Love Meter (Ballys) 88% all machines
Chinese Phoenix (Aruze) 85-95%
China Reels (Konami) 91% all machines
UPDATED JULY 2011
Alice (WMS Version) 87-96%
Captain Cut Throat 88-95%
The Hangover 88%-99%
Dive Quest 85-98%
Updated August 2011
Arctic Sun (Aruze) 87-92% (penny game)
Mega Strike (Cadillac Jack) Class II 86-95%
Mahjong Dynasty (Incredible Technologies) 85-98%
Girls Day Out (Incredible Technologies) 85-98%
Guys Night Out (Incredible Technologies) 85-98%
Jewel Heist (Incredible Technologies) 85-98%
Playboy Hot Zone (Bally) 88-94%
September 2011 Update
Batman: The Dark Night (IGT) 86-94%
Emerald Falls (Bally) 85-96%
Happy Slot (AC Coin) 90% fixed all machines
Riches of the Heart (Konami) 89% fixed all machines
Yahtzee (WMS) 86-96%
Battleship (WMS) 86-90%
Rise of the Incas (Aristocrat) 86-95%
Golden Pharaoh (Bally) 86-88%
FINAL UPDATE TO THREAD- OCTOBER 2011
Due to the repetitive nature of the basic programming options with payouts, this will be the final update as any pattern to payouts with this list is now fairly obvious. Future posts will be standalone threads highlighting a single machine that contains an unusual deviation from the norm (e.g. fixed payout games and higher then average paybacks will be posted in their own thread).
Cascading Reels Invaders (WMS) 85-96%
Fu Lu Shou (Aruze) 87-99%
Godzilla on Monster Island (IGT) 88-94%
Golden Pharaoh (Bally) 86-88%
The Phantom (Aristocrat) 86-92%
Batman- Back to Gothem (IGT) 86-94%
***SPECIAL UPDATE FEBRUARY 2012***
New 98% Payback Machine Now Clearly Posted
Well, I knew it would come time for the competition to start advertising their max paybacks right on the machines fronts. Aruze is going to try to capture this thought his new Cherry Chance Hot Seven Machine.
Here is the picture of this new slot:
98% Stepper Machines.jpg
SPECIAL UPDATE FOR MAY 2012
King Kong (see photo for version) 94% fixed all machines
Updated July 2012
Bally's 1,000,000 Degrees Scatter Pays 86% payback fixed- all machines
° Progressive Resets (with max bet)
» Nine 1,000,000 Degrees symbols = $999,999
Occurs every 16,000,144 plays on average
» Eight 1,000,000 Degrees symbols = $15,000
Occurs every 246,156 plays on average
» Seven 1,000,000 Degrees symbols = $600
Occurs every 11,189 plays on average
» Six 1,000,000 Degrees symbols = $150
Occurs every 1,231 plays on average
» Five 1,000,000 Degrees symbols = $30
Occurs every 241 plays on average
• Free Games Bonus
– Occurs every 142 plays on average.
UPDATED MARCH 2013
Cash Wizard Tiki Magic (Ballys) 85%-94%
- Frequency of Bonus rounds= "Wizard Wild Two Reels" 1 in 50 spins
"Tiki Magic Bonus" 1 in 60 spins
Some of these games may not be offered in AC, but for the ones that are the payouts are going to tend to be closer to the bottom of the range than the top.
Thanks CSRT for posting this , Quite useful .but isn't slot payout is closely guarded secret , you sure definitely can find out lowest payout set for the Gaming State but it is hard if not difficult to identify the exact slot payout . Also in many terms Slot Payout is meaningless since it is measured/determined in infinite no of slots play. So for one he could see a 110% payout and for other it may be 10% payout. Only house consistently get paid for slots with their big house edge .
If you subscribe to either Casino Player or Strictly Slots, they run the tables they get from the various Gaming Control Boards across the US. Most of this Info is available to the public as required by most states but these Mags do it for you. They take the "Hold" numbers the casinos report to the various commissions and reverse them which gives you the "Payback Percentage" for that month for many casinos nationwide. The Info is about 3mos. old each issue due to publication deadlines but after a while you get a feel for which Casinos are a little better, lately Harrah's has been putting up the best marks overall. In AC the Pennies "Payback" the least averaging around 88% give or take a few points. Quarters run around 90-91% and Dollars 92-93% or even a tad better. I think this is more "Real World" info than some "Published" claims from the game mfgs or the casino marketing people.
" In AC the Pennies "Payback" the least averaging around 88% give or take a few points. Quarters run around 90-91% and Dollars 92-93% or even a tad better. I think this is more "Real World" info than some "Published" claims from the game mfgs or the casino marketing people."
Bart- Have you considered that your "Real World" info includes VP play. This will inflate "slot" numbers quite a bit. When you back out VP .25/$1 slots may not be all that much better than .01/.05
Good point,C-SRT8.I've always wished the VP holds would be broken out separately.This seems to skew the slot payout with VP included.
And,BTW- what the heck are "other slots"? Seems they have got all denoms covered plus multi denoms.
I grant you that VP play is rolled into the stats but the supposed 99% and up Paybacks are only for those people that play the "Perfect Strategy" with Bob Dancers cards and such. I know there are plenty of people that claim to have all the "Systems" down pat but how many people overall really do play VP perfectly? I don't think that changes the overall percentages by that much. I do remember in Strictly Slots someone wrote in once some time ago and asked what the Other denoms were but I can't remember the answer to that one.
Bart- I agree that many players use the wrong strategy...... but even when accounting for a less than optimal VP strategy/paytables Video poker pays back much more than slots.
To put it another way...... if "real world" VP holds were the same as slot holds CZR, BG and every other slot club would award them equally...... we KNOW that is not the case.
Open two accounts...... on one account put 10k through slots, on the second put 10k though VP.
When the offers start coming in the one with "slot" play on it will be far more generous.
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