Manufacturer’s Best Slots Payouts
by Chuck Hickey, VP of Slots
Many companies offer quality assurance or price matching or price guarantees so that when you visit their store you can have some assurance that the price you pay for whatever it is you are shopping for is at least competitive and maybe the best in town. Just like shopping for a new washing machine – you know that Brand X machine might be offered a bunch of different prices – so are casino slot machines.
Every slot player has a favorite slot machine. Yours might be Rome & Egypt and your friend’s might be Red Rooster, while your brother’s may be Kitty Glitter and his wife’s is Silver Sword. How in the heck do you figure out where to go to play them? Each manufacturer sends to the casino a computer program for each style game when it is ordered from the factory. In that program there are usually a variety of possible pay back percentages that the casino can choose from and that range of percentages can sometimes be quite wide ranging for example from 98% return to 85% return. It is up to the casino to choose one of those percentages when they install the game. Of course no machine pays back exactly what it is set at over a short period of time. If they did; no one would ever play them. You would have to be crazy to play a 98% machine if every time you put in a buck you got 98¢ back. There are always going to be swings when the game pays back way more than your bet – and sometimes less. Over a long period of time the game will end up paying back 98% of the money bet into it (assuming that was where it was set) and there will have been many happy players on the upside and many folks who “fed the kitty” so to speak.
Barona’s price guarantee – or Manufacturer’s Best Payback represents the BEST that this particular game can be. It will be the highest payback percentage available and you cannot find this game set in a looser configuration anywhere else. You might find the same setting in some other casino – but you will never really know. What you can absolutely count on is that Barona has set these games to be the best. Who says so? Well – we have worked with the major manufacturers that represent about 90% of all the games on our floor to work with us on this project. WMS, IGT, Bally and Aristocrat have all agreed to monitor the settings of our games so that they can be assured that we are in fact putting their best feet forward – it’s certified! They know that their games are being played at the best configuration that they designed. And while they cannot pledge the settings at our competition – they can promise that no one can find a better setting anywhere.
Simply put – Manufacturer’s Best Payback is Barona Casino’s price guarantee that you can’t find this slot game set looser anywhere else – and not only do we say so…. But so do the people who built the machine in the first place.