Slot Machines & Payback Percentages

February 20, 2014

While most people play slot machines for fun it is still good to know how slots paybacks are determined.

Slot machines odds are determined by payback percentage. If a machine has a 90% payback that means the house has a 10% edge. For the fiscal year that means the machine will payout 95% of what it takes in, leaving the other 5% for the casino.

One thing to remember is slot machine payout percentage goes up and down throughout the year. Even if the machine has 95% payback it will not pay out as the same rate constantly. The machine can pay out over 100% and at other times 50%. You just have to try to catch the machine when it is in paying out at a high percentage and know when to quit.