Easy to play casino games with best odds of winning.
In the third edition to our series on lowest house edge casino games, we’re going to talk about slot machines. Wait, what… slot machines? Are you crazy?!
I know, I know… it does sound crazy. Slots are supposed to have the worst payouts, right? That’s the general consensus around the gambling-centric water cooler. But you’d be surprised just how low the house edge can be on some online slot machines.
Before I continue, for those of you who aren’t all that interested in slots, be sure to check out our previous posts:
Easy to Play Casino Games with Best Odds of Winning
There’s no arguing that slot machines are the easiest game to play in any casino, online or on land. To start, you’ll simply insert some credits, then pick your coin size and paylines (if applicable). From there, it’s a repetitive processing of pressing the Spin button.
It’s a good idea to read over the pay table before starting. This will give you a good idea of what to expect, which symbols to watch for, and if you need to play a certain coin size to have the best odds of winning.
Another tip – if pay lines are present, always play max lines. Furthermore, don’t bother playing slot machines at land-based casinos. They never offer a high return to player (RTP). To get the best RTP, you have to play at online casinos.
With that said, I’ve compiled a list of the highest RTP slots on the digital market. Note that I’ve chosen one slot machine per development brand, choosing only from the industry’s top-rated, certified-fair casino platforms. Thus each slot on this list will include its title, software maker, and RTP.
#1 Ocean Princess – Playtech – 99.07%
Playtech’s 2016 release of Ocean Princess is the online casino industry’s absolute lowest house edge (0.93%), highest RTP (99.07%) slot machine. The game isn’t all that aesthetically appealing, and honestly resembles something you might have played on a Nintendo Entertainment System back in the 80s. Knowing how capable Playtech’s designers are, I’m sure it was intentional, going for nostalgia over contemporary.
This multi-spin video slot is rather unique in other ways, too. It features a 3×5 reel set (rather than the standard 5×3), 5 pay lines and a Hold feature (kind of like video poker). At first, only the bottom reel spins. Players can hold any reel position, sending that symbol skyward to cover the entire reel before spinning the others (non-Held). It’s definitely not your typical online slot. You can give this one a try at all Playtech-powered online casinos.
#2 Monopoly Big Event – Barcrest – 99%
Barcrest (a division of SG Gaming) launched this branded Monopoly Big Event slot back in 2015. The game has fallen in popularity over the last year, mostly because newer slots came along, but because achieving that glorious 99% RTP can be mighty expensive.
Utilizing all of the classic Monopoly game pieces, like the car, dog, jail and the famous Mr. Milbourn Pennybags, the game offers 20 pay lines on 5×3 reels. However, that 99% RTP is only available wihtin the ‘Big Game‘ bonus rounds. You can play the slot until one of these triggers, or press ‘Play Big Games‘ on the right menu to activate them anytime. Warning: it will cost you 20.00 or 30.00 to do so!
#3 Cosmic Quest 2: Mystery Planets – Rival – 98.95%
Rival’s Cosmic Quest Episode 2,:Mystery Planets, is a 5×3 reel, 20 pay line game with a space-invaders theme. It’s got plenty of player-friendly features, including up to 50 free spins with 2x multiplier, a pick-me bonus round, and expanding multiplier wilds. Otherwise, game play is pretty basic, but that 99.85% RTP is far from standard. This one can be found at all Rival-powered online casinos.
#4 Uncharted Seas – Thunderkick – 98.5%
Uncharted Seas from Thunderkick has a beautifully rendered, old-world graphic design. It’s teeming with antique nautical devices and mysterious creatures of the deep. The 5-reel layout presents 25 pay lines and a low variance – a rare quality for any high RTP slots game. Players can win up to 50 free spins, and what deep-sea adventure wouldn’t be complete without the legendary Kraken as the expanding wild?
#5 Fenghuang – Habanero – 98.21%
There aren’t too many slots developers that can rival the graphic intensity and authenticity of Habanero Systems. Their 2016 release of Fenghuang broke the mold for Oriental slot themes. Fenghuang takes players back to the days of Asian dynasties, when mythological dragons and phoenix left their celestial homes to grace the planet earth with their omnipotent presence. This game has it all; 5×3 reels, 28 pay lines, wilds, scatters, multipliers, free spins, jackpots and a generous 98.21% RTP.
#6 Win Sum Dim Sum – Microgaming – 98%
Normally I would stop at 5, but what list of easy to play casino games with best odds of winning could possibly be complete without a title from the world’s largest, most popular online casino development brand, Microgaming? Although not known for their super-low house edge games, they do offer a few titles with noticeably high RTPs.
At 98%, the Chinese culinary-themed Win Sum Dim Sum is the best on the menu. This game offers 5 reels and 9 paylines, packing extra punch via randomly expanding wilds, re-triggering free spins, and some delicate cuisine that just might have you salivating over your keyboard!
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