Payout Percentage

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The term “Payout Percentage,” in gambling, refers to the average amount of money that a gambling game or machine is programmed to return to players over time. This percentage is calculated based on the total amount of money wagered on the game or machine.

For example, if a slot machine has a payout percentage of 95%, it means that, on average, it returns $95 for every $100 wagered. The remaining 5% represents the house edge or the profit margin for the casino.

Payout percentages are particularly important in slot machines and video poker. In table games, the percentage might vary more based on the skill and strategy of the players. It’s a key factor for players to consider, as it indicates how “generous” a game might be. However, it’s important to remember that this is an average figure calculated over a long period and across many players, so individual session outcomes can vary widely.