This week the gaming regulator Malta Gaming Authority announced the decision to lower the minimum return to player percentage for casino games, dropping the basement from 92% to 85%.
The move would help bring online casino games more in line with land casino games, which also have a bottom threshold of 85%. The drop comes after the MGA asked operators and game suppliers what they thought of lowering the number. Most backed the choice to go lower, but many believed that the ideal level for games was still somewhere in the 90's. With that said, many respondents said they'd likely lower the return numbers on their games.
In a statement, the MGA wrote: "All respondents welcomed the MGA's proposal to lower the RTP [threshold].
"One respondent clarified that removing the RTP requirement does not mean that operators will no longer strive to maintain adequate RTP levels to avoid risks relating to the well-being of customers, as the market conditions will force the industry to maintain an appropriate RTP standard."