As far as Buffalo go, some of those with the massive progressive, rumor is they can be as low as 84%. Someone recently on a forum mentioned they saw the setting on one of those. It was completely ignored by a poster from the business who commented, so I'm led to believe it could be so true nobody wants to speak of it. It was either the one with the must hits or a WAP, don't remember.
I was at MGM Detroit playing the new Walking Dead and the machine wouldn't take money. The tech opened it up and went through some things and I saw the board wit the settings . The RTP was 79%! I thought that was illegal? I tried to look up what the minimum pay rate in Michigan was, but couldn't find it.
Do you hear anyone complaining? My rule of thumb, the number of vocal people being negative increases more and more, the more the returns go down. I remember when Soaring Eagle changed from certified hot slots(manufacturer's best return) covering half the floor to completely eliminating it, the number of dissidents went from almost zero to hundreds on the Facebook page. I remember back in the day playing at Mountaineer, negativity central, but because the people didn't feel things were very fair odds wise. Then going to Seneca Niagara and practically hearing nothing. Things were better there, much fairer. Complaining about bad luck is one thing, but when the volume is loud enough, it's not just bad luck. It's a foolish thing to automatically discount complaints about a casino as just being poor losers, but it's much more complex.Quote: MrV
Slots in the tribal casinos I play at in Oregon are no tighter now than they've ever been, so far as I can tell.
I get my share of the occasional hand pays, and am otherwise doing OK with them.