FOBTS are still at it

trancemonkey

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Dont know if they still use them but I think the rtp keys fitted to fruits didnt go below 78%

I think most use DIL switches now - not seen keys in a long time. There are some spoons in Brum on 72%...
 

Gaz237

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Our local village pub, who own their fruit machine have it set at 75%.

So no one plays it.

Told them to turn it up and more people will play it and they will make more money, but they don't seem to understand that
 

lotusch

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I just have read through most of this topic and I cannot believe that people spend that kind of money on these FOBTS.
I have seen some videos on YT from a guy that is recording all his sessions when he is playing these and mostly he plays Rainbow Riches.
It is a joke the amount he sometimes spends to hit that £500.00 max pay.
And that £500.00 is the max pay on each and every stake I assume?
These would defo not interest me.

In The Netherlands I used to play in b&m's prior to online gambling and at least the modern slots had no max payout.
You could win a Jackpot, and another one in the very next spin without the machine cashing out prior to that.
Some slots in The Netherlands now have a Jackpot of 8000x and even 10000x and one coin is mostly €0.20 so this makes a hit of €1600 / €2000 in one spin possible.
At least you know where your money goes if the machine is cold. :D

In Ireland we have a lot of the Novomatic Multigame Cabinets and a few times I have asked what the RTP settings are on them.
Most staff in the b&m's here have no clue what you are talking about but I asked a manager once, couple of months ago when I was in a b&m for a wee session and he said the ones over here in my area are all set to just over 80% mainly also because most casinos here have 1 or 2 jackpots linked to their machines which obviously takes a few % out of the machines RTP.

I like a wee session in a local b&m sometimes but I never win big really, maybe because of this modest RTP.
Lucky Lady Charm and Book of Ra have never ever given me more than 1 retrigger for example while online it happens constantly for me, 45-60-up to 135 free spins I have had.
Think biggest win I ever had on a Novo Slot locally here was 150x on €1.00 bet.
 

TheAddict

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I think most use DIL switches now - not seen keys in a long time. There are some spoons in Brum on 72%...

72 in a spoons? Feck me. I thought that they didnt do that/ or werent allowed. I remember playing a game in a spoons while an engineer came in to change the percentage, said he needs to turn it up it was accidently running 76 when it should be 78 as the sticker advertised. Was 80 into it but let the fooker do what he said he was gonna do cause i was in a kind mood. Made £35 in the end.
Most pubs i go to are 74 76, all spoons i go to show 78. Get the odd shit hole supplied by skank companies on 72 though
 

shadow123

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Dont think a lot of players realize how bad these rtp,s are and the effect of playing at that kind of level.
I used to design machines for Barry Nobles and they used to run 25p machines at 92%,and they made
plenty of money at that level.Operating a £2 machine at sub 90% is not a sustainable business model
unless there is only passing trade
 

snorky510238

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Dont think a lot of players realize how bad these rtp,s are and the effect of playing at that kind of level.
I used to design machines for Barry Nobles and they used to run 25p machines at 92%,and they made
plenty of money at that level.Operating a £2 machine at sub 90% is not a sustainable business model
unless there is only passing trade
You wouldn’t believe how uneducated and care free most of them are to begin with. You hardly ever see anyone checking the rtp. They just assume it’s a slot it must payout. It’s only when they have lost a couple of grand that they question anything. I have seen some horrendous occurrences on these things. One if not the worst was a guy doing £100 a spin on roulette leaving 5 numbers blank. One of the blank numbers was 6. He had 5 spins and 4 of them landed in 6. There are hundreds more like it but you could go on forever. Not even the remotest chance they are random.
 
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