Lower RTP Numbers Coming to NetEnt Games

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.

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13 December 2019 - 6:01pm
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Terrible. Another bad move on NetEnt's part. They're morphing into Pragmatic Play.

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15 December 2019 - 5:58pm
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It's really upsetting but I guess not too surprising.. Given the fact that they're really doing everything to make their product less and less appealing.

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15 December 2019 - 10:33pm
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I think I mentioned NetEnt's share price which has been trending down for the past few years in the other thread about the in game ads. I was speculating that they are getting desperate trying to prop up the share price. This news just sounds like further confirmation of that bit of speculation.

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17 December 2019 - 9:31am
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Maybe quite logically there's no CEO comment in regard to this news...would it be quite impossible to turn this into something positive for the players isn't it... unlike the news about the adds they've added😉

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25 December 2019 - 6:10am
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Ah, this is one of the terrible news in 2019. As far as I know, Play N'Go has the multiple RTPs that casinos can choose. The lowest RTP was like 72% or something.

This kind of multiple RTPs must be reviewed thoroughly by UKGC and other regulatory.

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25 December 2019 - 6:33am
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Well this really makes me angry and I will not be playing their slots anymore based on this news , its despicable and just plain evil

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25 December 2019 - 6:39pm
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Well this really makes me angry and I will not be playing their slots anymore based on this news , its despicable and just plain evil

Well said mate, anger should be the exact feeling in regard to that..wouldn't bother playing any of there slots anymore my self👎

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25 December 2019 - 10:17pm
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Ahh yes, greed. Because slots weren't already the huge money makers in casino game suites to begin with, let's lower RTPs and add ads to piss off players and prevent them from wanting to play.

Another short-sighted, nonsensical move some exec is doing to make the balance sheet look better.

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26 December 2019 - 4:32am
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Well this really makes me angry and I will not be playing their slots anymore based on this news , its despicable and just plain evil

I'm leaning more toward Lambinos course of action i think, since NetEnt cane back to Canada I've noticed that I dont seem to win very often. For sure not nearly as often as I use to before they put Canada on their Restricted countries list.
With this news along with the ads playing , makes Netent look like a very undesirable provider to even play

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29 December 2019 - 3:18pm
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By the way guys, I'm just curious, if they're gonna implement the lower RTP how it's gonna be in reality? Because the latest games they've released already seem to have very low payouts- is it gonna be even lower?

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30 December 2019 - 1:35am
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We don't have exact numbers, but NetEnt have stated that the RTP will range between 90 and 97%.

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30 December 2019 - 11:41am
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We don't have exact numbers, but NetEnt have stated that the RTP will range between 90 and 97%.

Ouch, anything lower than 95% and players are just giving their money away. Say good bye to all the low budget players such as myself Netent.

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31 December 2019 - 4:53am
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Yeah I guess the only positive is that all their games have the RTP specified in the in game help files. So assuming that stays the same you should be able to check what RTP the casino is running the game at.

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9 January 2020 - 11:06am
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Yeah that's true Ed, but I personally never check the RTP for a game in each casino. Guess I'll have to start doing that.

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