They are only reacting to lost revenue by the slower spins and no feature buys.
I thought the slower spins and feature buy bans came in after a lot of lowering, though my memory plays cruel tricks sometimes.
If the industry was more, struggling to find the right word, but maybe transparent. I wouldnt have so much of an issue.
Fact is, I still go into new games and have to hunt to find the RTP. Some providers are worse than others but putting it in help files or under tabs with strange symbols is no help. It should be displayed in the loading page or with the paytable.
Credit where its due and Pragmatic place it where it would naturally be found i think. Anywhere else is just cynical and sneaky and i dont like that in business or as a customer.
It also does not sit right with me and never will how two slots with the same name, same reels, same provider etc etc can have a different payback %/ return/ or RTP.
Just for those reasons and particularly the last. Leo Vegas and similar casinos by actively reducing what their slots pay back, without telling customers, are literally conning them out of money and i dont think its born out of necessity. They are not skint.
Thinking on also that maybe Nikantw had a point when he said it would create problem gamblers. In some cases I believe it will cause problems. Punters are probably scratching their heads right now or maybe in a months time wondering why their slot time has gone down and they've not had as much fun.