Every Novoline game has an RTP. RTP is an acronym that stands for ‘Return to Player’. In online gaming, RTPs are represented as percentages and you can easily view the RTP of any specific Novoline game by opening the paytable. The return to player percentages of Novoline games aren’t all the same, and they vary widely from game to game. On the whole, Novoline table games have higher RTPs than Novoline slots. For the most part, the RTPs of Novoline slots are 94% or higher and the RTPs of some of their table games are over 99%! The higher the RTP of any online game, the better it is for the player. So, what does the RTP percentage actually mean and why is a higher RTP better? As a rule, the higher the RTP, the more money you’re likely to win in the long run, as the game pays out a larger proportion of all the bets. Games with higher payout percentages pay back more money to players in wins and give less money to the casino or game developer. The payout percentage represents the proportion of all bets that are placed on the game that’s paid back to players in wins. For instance, if a Novoline slot had an RTP of 95% and over a period of a month or so, players collectively bet £10,000 on the game, £9,500 would be paid back to players in wins. Of course, that £9,500 wouldn’t go to just one player. That amount will get shared amongst many players. Some players would win, and some players would lose. The RTP experienced by each player would not be 95%. Because slot games are random, there’s no predicting who’s going to get lucky! The RTP percentage of a game is worked out over a long period of time and over many thousands of bets. It does not represent the payout percentage that every player will get every time they play the game. Instead, it’s a theoretical average. Take Dolphin’s Pearl Deluxe, for example. This is one of Novoline’s most popular slot games and it has an RTP of 95.13%. So, you would think that this means that if a player were to bet £100 on Dolphin’s Pearl Deluxe, he or she will win back £95.13, and the casino and the game developer would take the remaining £4.87. However, because RTPs are long-term averages, this isn’t the case. Sometimes, a player will bet £100 on Dolphin’s Pearl Deluxe and win back nothing. That same player, or another player, might bet £100 and win back £500! There’s no guarantee what’s going to happen and that’s half the fun of gambling. All Novoline slots have algorithms built-in to the games, called RNGs (Random Number Generators), which guarantee the random outcomes of each spin and regulate the RTP over a long period of time. What’s more, Dolphin’s Pearl Deluxe is a high volatility slot, so the RTP will vary greatly between game sessions.