Question Does the average club bingo player understand how POOR the RTP is on the slots

ESCJAMIE

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We all know how awful and disgusting the RTP is on land based bingo halls in there "arcade slots" areas where machines can be a little as 80% where you can get the same game online on the club website for 96%. The amount of people I see playing there in the middle of the break between bingo games and going literately 25+ spins without a single hit and wondering/moaning how bad the game is unaware how much they are being robbed. These machines are what makes the bingo halls the money but I hate to see so many unaware players thinking they are getting a fair chance on these machines when infact if they just logged in to there online site instead they would have so much longer/better times on the same machines.

I do believe that these slots by law should have some what 88-90% Minimum rtp as anything less is just criminal
 

PMKFRUITPRO

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Tbf most of/if not all of the video based slots in bingo halls are between 88/94%.

It’s mainly the older reel based machines that are slightly lower.
 

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To be fair bingo halls have a heap of overheads, and many are struggling to survive these days. Its a fun evening out going to the bingo, even if the RTP is dire its still only about £20 for a full evening's card and a couple of drinks.

And yes avoid the slots they are the money makers for the club.
 

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Used to make reel based bingo machines and very few were set to below 92%,cant remember any being lower than 90%,
was a while ago though,thing may have changed
 

ESCJAMIE

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Used to make reel based bingo machines and very few were set to below 92%,cant remember any being lower than 90%,
was a while ago though,thing may have changed
Yeah mecca bingo by me its like 20p spins is 82% 50p 84% £1 86% £2 90% something like that
 

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Quite possible, the highest stake on ours at the time was 30p which was generally on 92 or 94%, Mecca machines were set higher than Gala.
It was during the boom years though and the machines were taking a fortune at those settings
 

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Depends on how long you've visiting bingo halls too lol....

Back before the B3's and all these touch screen £500 JP's, there were over 100 AWP's in our local Mecca which were mostly ALL occupied every evening and carried an average RTP of 72%!!!

It was hard to find a seat, the bar always had a cue, the "party bingo" in full swing during the interval and I guarantee the slots still made more for the club.
 

Matti

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Bingo Halls is not always about winnings. There is a very important social aspect of it as well.

I can't see any evidence that bingo halls are more profitable than any other business so I guess the RTP they have is what they need to do normal business.
 

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When i worked for gala we ran ALL slots at 84 - 88% On average the slots made about 40% of the total take for the club, Table top bingo was not far behind at around 38% and the rest was from all the other departments. Even our 10p games were on min 80% so 72% would have been grim for the players! But like others have said its more a social element than say arcades etc.

The only place you would normally see 72% back then would be club machines in social, snooker, working mens clubs etc.
 

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