In video poker, we know Royal accounts for about 2% of our returns. So 99% engine becomes 97% engine until you hit Royal. With our slot machines, to fund much larger jackpots, there are two possibilities – the frequency of winning combinations must be less frequent than Royals or the contribution to returns must be more than our 2% (or a combination of both). So, it’s quite possible that the jackpot contribution on our slot machines could be 5% or 6%, which brings our return without the jackpot down to 87-88%.
So, do you have the “chance” of winning bigger prizes playing slot machines? Yes, right. I can’t argue with this. However, to get this chance, you’ll need to play around 87% of the game instead of 97% until you hit that big prize. The odds of hitting a prize in a slot are much lower than hitting a big (but smaller) prize in video poker. For me, my choices are pretty straight forward. I’m not sure my money will last long enough to land a big prize on the slot. Let’s take a little look at the impact on your bankroll from these two games visit KudaQQ.
Playing a quarter video poker machine with maximum coins and 600 hands per hour means you’ll be playing $ 750 per hour. With a 3% home gain, you would be losing about $ 22.50 per hour. At the level of the game you have to reach Royal in about 70 hours. This equates to a loss of about $ 1,500 until you “recover” your $ 1,000 in Royal.
If you were playing a quarter slot that required five coins as max-play (a lot needs more this time), and you had to play 600 spins per hour at 87%, you’d be betting the same $ 750 per hour, but would expect to lose – Have you sat down for this one – $ 97.50 per hour. If the jackpot was “only” 70 hours away, it would have cost nearly $ 7,000 to get there. But, there’s a strong chance the jackpot is 500 hours or more away for the nearly $ 50,000 bankroll requirement to win that $ 20,000 jackpot.