One of the worst sins in the world of online casinos is to offer rigged games with illicit software and unfair payouts. The most common complaint of internet casino players is related to games that do not pay out. We have all been there – but just how can you determine whether a casino game is rigged or not?

The key is to play at online casinos which have passed all necessary checks and audits. Each casino game available to you is subject to an RTP check before getting launched; following the newest regulations of the UKGC, the payout results have to be monitored afterwards too.

But just what is this RTP that casino players hear about constantly?

First off, you should not get confused by all the terms floating online. Return to player and payout percentage (rate) show the same thing, the part of the total bets which a game should pay as winnings. The house edge, meanwhile, measures the opposite, how much of the bets the casino will keep as winnings.

Individual games have different RTP values. These theoretical values are built on the rules and probabilities of the game and the algorithms of the random number generators. All legal casino games must list the theoretical RTP within their rules and instructions. There are some games where payouts vary greatly, for instance progressive jackpot slots; they would offer smaller payouts on average, with RTP often ranging below 90%, but once a jackpot is won, it could spike over 100%.