You're naive to think that every casino won't eventually be bringing their RTPs down. As soon as more providers make lower-RTP versions of their slots available, they will start to be used and players won't have a choice. The only slots that will remain on the higher RTPs of the 'good old days' will be the ones that don't get played much, and therefore won't be worth the expense in certifying new maths. It's a crowded marketplace today; too many studios and an oversaturation of games. Add to this the fact that certain markets are becoming increasingly expensive to operate in, with revenue possibilities severly restricted (such as, but certainly not limited to, the UK), and lower RTPs will be widespread. This is an undeniable fact I'm afraid.
They still won't be anywhere near as low as LBOs and MSAs though. I find it laughable that betting shops and service stations can operate slots on 86% without much complaint yet people are up in arms about online casinos shaving off 2% in order to maintain their razor-thin profit margins in the face of hostile jurisdictional legislation.
'Razor-thin profit margins'
Excuse me whilst I try to find the world's smallest violin to play.
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