Casino Listings News has obtained an email from an un-named third source which reveals that NetEnt is planning to allow adjustable RTP percentages for their games, depending on how a casino operator wants to tailor their titles.
The company is starting with Butterfly Staxx, which will be available on Boxing Day with the adjustable RTP numbers ranging between 90-97%. Reel Rush will be the next game, which will be available on January 9th, 2020. Other games will be added to the adjustable RTP number library moving forward, but they require certain tweaks to make them possible. NetEnt will have different game IDs in the backend, which will be unique for the different payout percentages.
NetEnt also advises that the rules on changing the payouts for the games will be different for players in various regions, as regulators have different rules.
This decision comes on the back of a recent announcement of what we feel is a terrible choice to integrate advertising into NetEnt's slots. The ads will be un-skippable and not benefit players in any way. This is another move that doesn't benefit players, and if the changes aren't clearly laid out for punters to see, it's a bad look.
Update: NetEnt has clarified that the initial two games mentioned above will be rolled out in multiple RTP modes for a pilot testing period only. The games are then expected to be made available for general release in the second quarter of 2020. Further new release games with variable RTP settings are expected to be rolled out from third quarter 2020.