Slot Machine Payback Statistics

Slot Machine Payback Statistics

Slot Machine Payback Statistics
Find out what slot machines actually returned to the public. Just click below to see slot machine payback statistics for casinos in all U.S. states.

AlabamaArizonaArkansasCalifornia
ColoradoConnecticutDelawareFlorida
GeorgiaIdahoIllinoisIndiana
IowaKansasLouisianaMaine
MarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesota
MississippiMissouriMontanaNebraska
NevadaNew Jersey New MexicoNew York
North Carolina North Dakota OhioOklahoma
OregonPennsylvaniaRhode Island South Carolina
South Dakota TexasWashingtonWest Virginia
Wisconsin Wyoming  

ALABAMA SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

Alabama is home to three Native American casinos that offer Class II video gaming machines. Alabama does not require Native American casinos to release the payback statistics for their gaming machines.

 

ARIZONA SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

In 1993 Arizona’s Governor Symington and this states Native American tribes signed a compact to allow the tribes to offer slot machines on their reservations.

The original compact did not allow for live table games to be in the state. In 2003 Arizona added an addendum that made live table games permissible.

Arizona does not require the Native American tribes to release the percentages on their slot machines. The Arizona Department of Gaming states that the compact requires the machines on the tribe’s reservations to follow and state-mandated minimum and maximum payback. The minimum and maximum paybacks are as follows: slot machines -80%-100%, video blackjack and video poker- 83% to 100%, and keno – 75% to 100%. All of the state's tribes can freely set the payback on their machines anywhere within the state-mandated limits.

 

ARKANSAS SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

Arkansas has two pari-mutuel facilities featuring “electronic games of skill,” which are defined as “games played through any electronic device or machine that affords an opportunity for the exercise of skill or judgment where the outcome is not completely controlled by chance alone.”

In late 2018 Arkansas voters approved a referendum to allow one casino in both Jefferson and Pope Counties. The Quapaw Indian Tribe is building a $350 million casino resort in Jefferson County near Pine Bluff (map location #3). The Saracen Casino Resort, which will have a 300-room hotel and 80,000 square feet of gaming space, is expected to open by late 2020. However, a smaller temporary casino may be opened in that location by early 2020. A license for the Pope County casino location had not been approved as of late 2019.

Gaming regulations require that all Arkansas machines return a minimum of 83%. For the one year period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, the average gaming machine’s return at Oaklawn was 92.81% and at Southland it was 92.72%

 

CALIFORNIA SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

California’s Native American casinos are allowed to offer such games as blackjack and other house-banked card games, and electronic gaming machines. California does not permit games roulette or craps, however, some casinos offer modified versions of these games. These modified versions of roulette and craps are played with cards rather than the traditional roulette wheels or dice.

Many California cardrooms offer some form of player-baked blackjack, however, because blackjack is illegal by law, the games is usually played to 22 instead of the traditional 21. Also, players are required to pay a commission to the house on every hand played. The commission amount will vary depending on the set rules of the house, in general, its around 2% to 5% of the total amount bet. There are almost 90 card rooms in California, to see a full list of Californian card rooms click this link.

California does not require the tribes to release the paybacks percentage on their slot machine, California also does not require any minimum returns on their machines.

 

COLORADO SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

Here’s information, as supplied by Colorado’s Division of Gaming, showing the slot machine payback percentages for each city’s casinos for the one-year period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019:

 Black HawkCentral CityCripple Creek
1¢ Slots89.80%90.43%91.89%
5¢ Slots92.85%93.93% 93.50%
25¢ Slots92.30%94.06%95.45%
$1 Slots93.69%94.82%94.83%
$5 Slots93.69%93.76%95.03%
All92.35%92.30%93.53%

The numbers shown above represent the money returned on each type of machine and encompasses all electronic machines (including video poker and video keno). The bold highlighting represents the best return for each category.

 

CONNECTICUT SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

Below is information provided the Connecticut's Division of Special Revenue provides us with the following information concerning Foxwoods’ slot payback percentages:

DenominationPayback %
90.09
91.38
90.73
25¢91.34
50¢90.77
$1.0092.99
$5.0093.67
$25.0096.51
$100.0094.14
Average91.95

These figures reflect the total percentages returned by each denomination of slot machine from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Below is information provided by the Connecticut's Division of Special Revenue concerning Mohegan Sun's slot payback percentages:

DenominationPayback %
88.86
86.65
92.08
25¢91.01
50¢91.73
$1.0092.94
$5.0094.41
$10.0097.41
$25.0095.50
$100.0094.55
Average91.90

These figures reflect the total percentages returned by each denomination of slot machine from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

 

 

DELAWARE SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

Delaware is home to three pari-mutuel facilities; they all feature games similar to slot machines. These machines are actually video lottery terminals (VLT’s), because they are operated by the Delaware Lottery. Unlike many other states, Delaware’s VLT machines payout in cash. The VLT’s in Delaware play games such as video blackjack, video poker, and video keno.

Delaware state law requires that all video lottery games must have a return between 87% and 95% of all wagers on an annual basis. Games may have a return above 95%, but only with the approval of the Lottery’s Director.

According to figures from the Delaware Lottery for the twelve-month period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 the average VLT return at Dover Downs was 92.59%, at Delaware Park it was 92.12%, and at Harrington Raceway it was 92.03%.

In 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court legalized sports betting across all U.S. casinos. Delaware was actually one of the first states to act on the new ruling, today all three casinos in Delaware offer a sportsbook.

In early 2010 the Delaware legislature finally approved a bill for the addition of table games in the state’s casinos.

 

FLORIDA SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

Florida is home to three different forms of casino gambling: Native American casinos, casino boats, and gaming machines at pari-mutuels facilities in two counties in South Florida.

Florida casino boats offer gamblers the opportunity to board ships that cruise offshore where casino gambling is legal. Casino boats travel to international waters where gambling is legal. The boats from the east coast sail three miles out into the Atlantic Ocean and the boats from the west coast travel nine miles out into the Gulf of Mexico. When the casino boats reach international waters they no longer need to adhere to state regulations, and the casino boats may set the payback without any regard to a minimum payback percentage.

Florida has seven Indian gaming locations. The Seminole Tribe has six and the seventh is on the Miccosukee Tribe’s reservation.

The Seminoles signed a compact with the state that allows them to offer traditional Class III gaming machines. As part of their compact, five Seminole casinos are also allowed to offer blackjack, poker, baccarat, mini-baccarat, Mississippi stud, three card poker, let it ride and pai gow poker.

The Miccosukee Tribe has not yet signed a compact, so they are only allowed to offer Class II gaming machines at their casino.

Class II gaming machines have the appearance of slot machines, but are actually games of bingo. The machines spinning reels are actually for “entertainment purposes only.” Currently there is no public information available concerning the payback percentages on gaming machines in Florida’s Native American casinos.

The other games allowed in all Native American casinos are: poker, high-stakes bingo, and video pull tabs. All Native American casinos in Florida are open 24 hours and all casinos offer bingo except for both Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and Seminole Hard Rock Casinos. The minimum gambling age is 18 at all Native American casinos for bingo or poker, and the minimum gambling age is 21 for electronic gaming machines.

There are four pari-mutuel facilities in each Broward County (home county of Fort Lauderdale) and Miami-Dade County. These pari-mutuel facilities offer electronic gaming machines, but do not offer table games.

Florida gaming regulations require a minimum payback of 85% on all gaming machines. From July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 the gaming machines at Magic City returned 93.43%, Casino Miami returned 92.34%, Hialeah Park returned 93.55%, Gulfstream Park returned 92.16%, Dania Casino returned 92.68%, Big Easy returned 91.50%, Calder returned 91.32%, and The Isle returned 90.22%.

 

GEORGIA SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

Georgia is home to two casino boats, both boats are required to sail three miles out into international waters where casino gambling is permitted.

Once the casino boats arrive in international waters they are free from state regulations. The gaming machines can then be set to pay back whatever the operator wants, without any regard to a minimum payback percentage.

 

IDAHO SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

Idaho is home to six Native American casinos, these casinos offer electronic pull-tab machines and other video games. Idaho electronic gaming machines don't pay out in cash. Instead, these machines print out a receipt which must be taken to the cashier’s cage or cashed by a floor attendant. Select casinos offer games such as bingo (BG) and off-track betting (OTB).

According to the terms of the compact between the tribes and the state, there is no required minimum payback percentage that the gaming machines must return.

 

ILLINOIS SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

The information below is provided by the Illinois Gaming Board showing each casi­no’s average slot payback percentage for the one-year period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019:

CASINOPAYBACK %
Casino Queen92.05
Harrah's Joliet91.98
Hollywood Joliet91.18
Par-A-Dice91.02
Grand Victoria91.02
Argosy Alton90.83
Hollywood - Aurora90.42
Rivers Casino90.35
Jumer's89.94
Harrah's Metropolis89.39

The figures shown above represent the total percentages returned by each casino for all of their electronic machines. According to the chart, the Casino Queen had the highest return to its slot machine players, while Harrah's in Metropolis had the lowest return.

 

INDIANA SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

Following is information from the Indiana Gaming Commission re­garding average slot payout percentages for the one-year period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019:

CASINOPAYBACK %
French Lick91.55
Blue Chip91.40
Rising Star91.38
Indiana Grand90.88
Belterra90.76
Majestic Star90.25
Horseshoe Casino SI90.09
Horseshoe Hammond90.07
Hoosier Park90.05
Hollywood89.96
Majestic Star II89.84
Ameristar89.92
Tropicana89.61

The figures shown above represent the average percentage returned by each casino for all of their electronic machines including their slot machines, video keno, video poker, etc.

 

IOWA SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

The information below is provided by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, it shows the electronic gaming machine payback percentages for all non-Native American locations for the one-year period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019:

LOCATIONPAYBACK %
Prairie Meadows91.67
Q Casino90.63
Wild Rose- Emmetsburg90.61
Wild Rose- Clinton90.56
Wild Rose- Jefferson90.52
Diamond Jo Worth90.52
Diamond Jo Dubuque90.49
Catfish Bend90.42
Riverside90.40
Grand Falls90.36
Hard Rock90.29
Rhythm City90.26
Casino Queen Marquette90.19
Ameristar90.05
Isle Bettendorf90.04
Harrah's89.77
Isle Waterloo89.73
Horseshoe Council Bluffs89.66
Lakeside Casino88.91

The figures shown above represent the total percentages returned by each riverboat casino or pari-mutuel facility in Iowa for all of its electronic machines including: slots, video poker, video keno, etc.

 

KANSAS SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

In early 2007 a state legislature in Kansas authorized local referendums to allow four counties to build state-run casinos.

Kansas does nit require the Racing & Gaming Commission to release information about the payback percentages on electronic gaming machines in the state. However, the state does require that all machines have a return of no less than 87%.

Kansas is also home to five Native American casinos; these casinos are also not required to release information on their slot machine payback percentages. Though, according to the Kansas State Gaming Agency, the minimum payback percentage for tribal electronic gaming devices is 80%.

 

LOUISIANA SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

Louisiana state gaming regulations require that gaming machines in casinos must be programmed to have a minimum payback of 80%, and maximum payback of 99.9%. The laws concerning video gaming machines at locations other than casinos requires a minimum return of 80%, and a maximum return of 94%.

Statistics concerning Louisiana gaming are not broken down by individual casinos. Rather, they are classified by region they reside in: Baton Rouge (BR) , Lake Charles (LC), New Orleans (NO) and Shreveport/Bossier City (SB).

Casinos located in Baton Rouge consist of: The Belle of Baton Rouge, Evangeline Downs, Hollywood Casino, L'Auberge. Casinos in Lake Charles include: Delta Downs, Isle of Capri, and L’Auberge du Lac. Casinos located in New Orleans are: Amelia Belle, Boomtown, Fairgrounds Raceway, Harrah’s (landbased), Treasure Chest. Casinos in Shreveport/Bossier city include: Boomtown, Diamond Jack’s, Eldorado, Horseshoe, Harrah’s, Sam’s Town, Louisiana Downs.

Below is information, supplied by the Louisiana State Police-Riverboat Gaming Section, concerning the average electronic machine payback per­centages for each area’s casinos for the 12-month period from June 1, 2018 through May 30, 2019:

 BRLCNOSB
88.70%88.57%88.96%89.01%
91.69%94.31%93.31%93.12%
25¢92.30%93.08%92.43%90.73%
$193.56%92.33%92.72%93.03%
$594.49%92.99%92.93%92.70%
All90.50%90.63%90.23%90.43%

These numbers above display the percentage of money returned on each denomination of machine and cover all electronic machines including both video poker and video keno. The highest returns for each category are highlighted in bold print, as you can see the casinos in the Baton Rouge area offered the highest returns in most categories.

 

MAINE SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

Maine is home to two racetrack casinos (racinos), these two locations offer electronic gaming machines, as well as live table games.

Maine state gaming regulations mandated a minimum return of 89% on all machines. During the one-year period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, the average return on gaming machines at Hollywood Casino was 90.15% and at Oxford Casino it was 90.01%.

 

MARYLAND SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

Maryland is home to five casinos, all of these locations are allowed to offer electronic gaming machines, as well as live table games. However, the Ocean Downs location does not offer table games.

Maryland state gaming laws does not require casinos to provide information on the actual payback percentages on gaming machines. However, state gaming regulations do require a minimum payback of 87% on any individual machine. All gaming machines located within a Maryland casino must have an average payback of 90% - 95%.

 

MASSACHUSETTS SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

In late 2011 Massachusetts State Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill that legalized casinos in the state. The law allowed for three casinos, located in three different geographic regions, and also allowed for one slot parlor.

Plainridge Park Casino, the only Massachusetts slot parlor, is a harness racing track that is located about 40 miles southwest of Boston, it opened its doors on June 24, 2015.

The first resort-casino license to be awarded in Region B (Western Massachusetts) went to MGM Resorts. This $1.3 billion casino, the MGM Springfield, first opened its doors on August 24, 2018.

The second license, located in Region A (Eastern Massachusetts), was awarded to Wynn Resorts. This $2 billion casino, Encore Everett, opened on June 23, 2019. The final of the three licenses, for location Region C (Southeastern Massachusetts), has not yet been awarded as of late 2019.

Currently the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is planning to build a destination resort casino near Taunton, Massachusetts. That location, First Light Casino, was originally expected to open by 2019. This project, however, has been suspended due to lawsuits which might stop it from ever being completed.

Massachusetts gaming regulations require a minimum payback of 80% on all gaming machines. From July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, the gaming machines at Plainridge Park returned 92.03%, 91.39% at MGM Springfield* and 91.49% at Encore**.

* Stats for MGM Springfield began August 23, 2018 when it opened

** Stats for Encore are June 23- July 31 2019.

 

MICHIGAN SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

There are 17 Native American casinos located in Michigan, and state gaming laws do not require tribes to release information concerning their slot machine payback percentages. Though, the Michigan Gaming Control Board requires that the machines in the state must meet the same minimum standards that are kept for machines in Nevada or New Jersey. Nevada state law requires a minimum return of 75% and New Jersey requires a minimum of 83%. So in in order to comply with the law, Michigan Native American casinos must return at minimum of 75%.

Detroit boasts three privately owned casinos, though Michigan does not require their slot payback to be available to the public.

 

MINNESOTA SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

All casinos in Minnesota are located on Native American reservations, and by state law are only permitted to have table games such as blackjack and poker. The only kind of slot machines allowed are of the electronic video slot machines, you will not find any mechanical slots that have traditional reels in Minnesota.

The terms of the compact between the state and the tribes dictate that the minimum and maximum payouts are as follows: slot machines - 80% to 95%, video poker and video blackjack - 83% to 98%, keno - 75% to 95%. The state allows for tribe to set their machines to pay back anywhere within the predefined limits, the tribes are not required to release any information on their slot machine percentage paybacks.

 

MISSISSIPPI SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

The Mississippi Gaming Commission breaks down its states slot statistics region, instead of breaking down the information by individual properties.

The Coastal region of Mississippi includes Bay Saint Louis, Biloxi, and Gulfport.

The North region of Mississippi includes Greenville, Lula, and Tunica.

The Central region of Mississippi includes Natchez and Vicksburg.

Using the key above, the Mississippi Gaming Commission, provides the information below. This information shows the machine payback per­centages for each area’s casinos for the one-year period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019:

 CoastalNorthCentral
1¢ Slots91.99%91.95%91.73%
5¢ Slots94.78%94.96%95.73%
25¢ Slots93.91%92.41%93.78%
$1 Slots93.28%93.51%94.10%
$5 Slots93.78%95.16%95.52%
All92.18%91.87%92.32%

The numbers above reflect the percentage of money returned on each denomination of machine, this percentage encompass all electronic machines including video poker and video keno. The highest returns for each category are highlighted in bold print, you can see that all of the gaming areas offer very similar returns on their machines.

 

MISSOURI SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

Below is information provided by the Missouri Gaming Commission, the information covers the payback percentages for each casino's electronic machines for the 12-month period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019:

CASINOPAYBACK %
Ameristar- St. Charles91.0
River City90.6
Hollywood90.6
Ameristar- K.C.90.4
Harrah’s - N.K.C90.1
Isle of Capri - Booneville90.1
Lumiere Place90.0
Argosy89.9
Isle of Capri - Cape Girardeau89.7
Lady Luck89.3
Isle of Capri - K.C.88.9
St. Jo Frontier88.9
Mark Twain88.7

The figures above encompass the total percentages returned by each casino for all of their electronic gaming machines including slot machines, video poker, video keno, etc.

 

MONTANA SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

Montana state gaming law permit bars and taverns to have as many as 20 video gaming devices per location. These video gaming machines play video poker, video keno, or video bingo. These machines are owned and operated in a partnership with the state, these machines are not permitted to pay out in cash. You actually are required to print out a receipt which must be taken to a cashier or bartender to be exchanged. Montana state gaming laws allows for a maximum bet on these machines of $2, and the maximum payout is limited to $800. Montana state gaming regulations requires that these machines have a minimum return of 80%.

There are seven Native American casinos that offer video gaming machines (these machines print out a receipt). State law requires a maximum bet on these machines to be $5, and a maximum payout that is capped at $1,500. Montana's state Gambling Control Division does not have a required minimum payback percentage for gaming machines on Native American reservations.

 

NEBRASKA SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

Nebraska state gaming law does not require payback percentages on gaming machines in the state.

 

NEVADA SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

NEVADA - Lake Tahoe

Below is information supplied by Nevada’s State Gaming Control Board, it shows the slot machine payback percentages for all of the south shore casinos for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019:

Denomination

Payback %

1¢ Slots

88.94

25¢ Slots

91.24

$1 Slots

92.55

All Slots

93.33

Below is information showing the slot machine payback percentages for all of the north shore casinos:

Denomination

Payback %

1¢ Slots

92.81

25¢ Slots

91.40

$1 Slots

91.52

All Slots

94.29

The numbers above reflect the payback percentage to the players on each denomination of machine. All electronic machines including video poker, slots, and video keno are included in these numbers.

NEVADA - Las Vegas

The Nevada State Gaming Control Board breaks down its slot statistics classified by area, Rather than breaking down the information by individual properties like other states.

The gaming revenue report breaks down the Las Vegas market into two major tourist areas: downtown and the Strip. The locals market in Las Vegas and the casinos located within are grouped into the Boulder Strip and North Las Vegas areas in the gaming revenue report.

The information below shows the slot payback percentages for Nevada's fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019:

1¢ Slot Machines
The Strip - 88.33%
Downtown - 88.96%
Boulder Strip - 90.53%
N. Las Vegas - 90.79%

5¢ Slot Machines
The Strip - 91.96%
Downtown - 93.32%
Boulder Strip - 96.30%
N. Las Vegas - 95.24%

25¢ Slot Machines
The Strip - 89.34%
Downtown - 93.91%
Boulder Strip - 95.77%
N. Las Vegas - 96.27%

$1 Slot Machines
The Strip - 92.34%
Downtown - 94.12%
Boulder Strip - 95.49%
N. Las Vegas - 95.62%

$1 Megabucks Machines
The Strip - 87.31%
Downtown - 86.40%
Boulder Strip - 87.61%
N. Las Vegas - 86.98%

All Slot Machines
The Strip - 91.84%
Downtown - 92.22%
Boulder Strip - 94.26%
N. Las Vegas - 93.34%

 

These numbers reflect the percentage of money returned to the players on each denomination of machine. All electronic machines including slots, video poker and video keno are included in these numbers and the highest-paying returns are shown in bold print. As you can see, the machines in downtown Las Vegas pay out more than those located on the Las Vegas Strip.

NEVADA - Laughlin

Below is information supplied by Nevada’s State Gaming Control Board, it shows the slot machine payback percentages for all of Laughlin’s casinos for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019:

Denomination

Payback %

1¢ Slots

89.11

5¢ Slots

92.59

25¢ Slots

93.44

$1 Slots

94.92

$1 Megabucks

88.27

$5 Slots

94.33

All Slots

92.15

The numbers above show the payback percentage to the players on each denomination of machine. All electronic machines including video poker, slots, and video keno are included in these numbers.

NEVADA - Reno

Below is information supplied by Nevada’s State Gaming Control Board, it shows the slot machine payback percentages for all of the Reno area casinos for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019:

Denomination

Payback %

1¢ Slots

92.69

5¢ Slots

95.10

25¢ Slots

92.16

$1 Slots

95.38

$1 Megabucks

87.40

$5 Slots

95.06

All Slots

94.56

These numbers reflect the percentage of money returned on each denomination of machine and encompass all electronic machines including slots, video poker and video keno.

NEVADA - Sparks

Below is information supplied by Nevada’s State Gaming Control Board, it shows the slot machine payback percentages for all of the Sparks area casinos for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019:

Denomination

Payback %

1¢ Slots

92.98

5¢ Slots

97.19

25¢ Slots

95.43

$1 Slots

96.17

All Slots

94.55

These numbers reflect the percentage of money returned on each denomination of machine and encompass all electronic machines including slots, video poker and video keno.

NEVADA - Wendover

Below is information supplied by Nevada’s State Gaming Control Board, it shows the slot machine payback percentages for all of the Wendover area casinos for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019:

Denomination

Payback %

1¢ Slots

93.41

25¢ Slots

93.34

$1 Slots

95.86

$5 Slots

96.39

All Slot

94.32

These numbers reflect the percentage of money returned on each denomination of machine and encompass all electronic machines including slots, video poker and video keno.

 

NEW JERSEY SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

The information below provided by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, it covers the average slot payout percentages for the 12-month period from rom July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019

CASINO

PAYBACK

Harrah’s

91.79

Borgata

91.66

Caesars

91.03

Resorts

90.78

Bally's A.C.

90.76

Golden Nugget

90.57

Ocean Resort

90.49

Hard Rock

91.41

Tropicana

90.35

These figures reflect the total percentages returned by each casino for all of their electronic machines which includes slot machines, video poker, etc.

 

NEW MEXICO SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

New Mexico's Native American casinos offer an assortment of live table games and electronic gaming machines. New Mexico state gaming laws also allow for machines at the state's racetracks, as well as 40 various veteran and fraternal clubs.

New Mexico state gaming regulations require that racetracks and fraternal/veterans organizations electronic gaming machines must have a minimum return of 80%.

New Mexico's Native American tribes are not required to release their slot machine payback percentages to the public. Though, the terms of the compact between the tribes and the state does require all electronic gaming machines to have a minimum return of 80%.

 

NEW YORK SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

There are several Native American casinos located in upstate New York, many of which offer traditional Class III casino gambling. New York state gaming laws allow live table games and slot machines, including video poker and video keno. Be aware, these machines do not pay out in cash. Instead, these machines print a receipt that then must be taken to a cashier to be exchanged for cash.

There are also select Native American casinos that offer Class II gaming devices. These Class II video gaming devices have the appearance of slot machines, but in reality, are games of bingo. The spinning reels on these machines are actually for entertainment purposes only. New York does not require information is concerning the payback percentages on any gaming machines in a Native American casino.

In late 2013 New York passed legislation allowing up to four destination casino resorts in upstate New York. These casinos alloffer: blackjack, roulette, craps, slots and video poker. Some casinos also offer: mini-baccarat , poker , pai gow poker, Caribbean stud poker, let it ride, big 6 wheel, bingo, keno, Mississippi stud, three card poker, four card poker and Spanish 21. Sports betting is also allowed at these four upstate casinos. The Rivers Casino in Schenectady opened its sports book in July 2019 and the other three casinos are expected to offer it by early 2020.

Here’s information, as supplied by the New York Gaming Commission, showing the slot machine payback percentages for all of the casinos for the fiscal year from April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019:

LOCATION

PAYBACK %

Tioga Downs

91.62

Resort's World Catskills

91.40

Del Lago

90.94

Rivers Schenectady

90.50

In late 2001, New York legislation finally allowed for the introduction of slot machine-style video lottery machines at racetracks located in the state. These machines are officially referred to as Video Gaming Machines (VGM’s). These Video Gaming Machines are regulated by the New York State Lottery Division.

All New York VGM's offer a variety of standard slot machine-type games, they also offer keno (in denominations from $0.05 to $10). All New York VGM’s accept cash, but instead of a cash payout, they print a receipt. This receipt must be taken to a cashier to be exchanged for cash.

The video gaming machines do not operate like a traditional slot machine or video poker game. Instead, they are similar to scratch-off-type lottery tickets with a pre-determined number of winners. New York gaming laws require that video lottery gaming machines in the state must have an average pay prize of "no less than ninety percent of sales."

Below is information supplied by the New York Lottery, it shows the video gaming machine payback percentages for each of the state's racetracks for the fiscal year from April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019::

LOCATION

PAYBACK %

Resorts World

94.16

Jake's 58

93.73

Empire City

93.06

Monticello

92.40

Saratoga

92.35

Finger Lakes

92.12

Vernon Downs

91.74

Batavia Downs

91.66

Fairgrounds

91.66

 

NORTH CAROLINA SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

North Carolina is home to two Native American casinos; both are affiliated with the North Carolinas Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The tribe signed a compact with the state, and according to the terms set in that compact, North Carolina video gaming machines are required to have a minimum return of 83% and a maximum return of 98%.

 

NORTH DAKOTA SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

North Dakota boasts more then 800 sites statewide that offer games of blackjack. North Dakota state gaming laws require betting limits of $1-$25, and all proceeds must go to the benefit of charities.

There are also six Native American casinos in North Dakota. These locations are limited by law to have the following maximum bet limits: blackjack-$100 (the laws do allow for two tables in a casino to have limits up to $250), poker-$50 per bet/ per round with a maximum of three rounds, roulette-$50, craps-$60, slots/video poker-$25.

According to the terms of the state's compact with the tribes, all gaming machines are required to have a minimum return of 80%, and a maximum return of 100%. However, the compact states that if a gaming machine is affected by skill (such as video blackjack or video poker) the machines must have a minimum return of 83%.

 

OHIO SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

In late 2009, Ohio voters passed a statewide referendum to allow for one casino to open in each of four major cities statewide: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo. Ohio also boasts seven racetracks that offer video lottery terminals.

Below is information provided by the Ohio Casino Control Commission. The information is concerning the payback percentages for each casino and racino’s electronic machines for the twelve-month period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019:

CASINO

PAYBACK %

JACK Cleveland
92.16
Hollywood Columbus
92.09
JACK Cincinatti
91.87
Belterra Park
91.15
MGM Northfield
91.09
Miami Valley
90.73
Hollywood Toledo
90.73
Eldorado Gaming
90.72
JACK Thistledown
90.61
Hollywood Dayton
90.27
Mahoning Valley
90.10

 

OKLAHOMA SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

Oklahoma state gaming laws allow all Native American casinos to offer both Class II & Class III gaming machines.

Most casinos in Oklahoma only offer Class II gaming machines, these machines have the appearance of slot machines, but are actually games of bingo with spinning video reels that are for "entertainment purposes only." Select Oklahoma casinos offer traditional Class III slots.

Be aware Oklahoma state gaming regulations do not publish public information concerning the payback percentages on gaming machines in the state.

 

OREGON SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

Oregon state gaming laws permit bars and taverns to offer up to six video lottery terminals (VLT) per location, these machines offer select versions of video poker. Racetracks in Oregon are permitted to have a maximum of 10 machines. These machines have a maximum allowed bet of $2.50, and a maximum single payout of $600.

Video lottery terminals are the same as typical video gaming devices, the reason these machines are called lottery terminals is because they are regulated by the Oregon lottery commission. The state lottery commission also receives a share of each lottery machine’s revenue. These video lottery machines do accept cash but they don’t pay out in cash. These machines instead print out a receipt which must be taken to a cashier to be exchanged for cash.

According to figures from the Oregon Lottery, during its fiscal year from June 28, 2018 through June 25, 2019, the VLT’s had an approximate return of 92.34%.

In Oregon there are currently nine Native American casinos in operation. The state of Oregon does not require the Native American tribes to have a minimum payback percentage, and each Tribe is free to set their own limits on their machines.

 

PENNSYLVANIA SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

Pennsylvania state gaming regulations require gaming machines within the state to have a minimum return of 85%

The information below is provided by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board regarding the average slot payout percentages for the one-year period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019:

CASINO

PAYBACK %

Parx Casino

90.70

Valley Forge

90.68

Mount Airy

90.31

The Meadows

90.14

Wind Creek Bethlehem

90.09

Sugar House

90.03

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

89.90

The Rivers

89.87

Harrah's Philadelphia

89.82

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

89.38

Lady Luck Nemacolin

89.34

Presque Isle

89.31

 

RHODE ISLAND SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

Rhode Island is home to two pari-mutuel facilities, both of which feature video lottery terminals (VLT’s). Video lottery terminals are the same as typical video gaming devices, the reason these machines are called lottery terminals is because they are regulated by the Rhode Island lottery commission. The state lottery commission also receives a share of each lottery machine’s revenue. These video lottery machines do accept cash but they don’t pay out in cash. These machines instead print out a receipt which must be taken to a cashier to be exchanged for cash.

All of the VLT’s in this state are programmed to play a minimum of six different games: three versions of poker (jacks or better, joker poker, and deuces wild), blackjack, keno, and slots.

According to figures provided by the Rhode Island Lottery concerning the one-year period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 the average VLT return at Twin River was 92.10% and at Tiverton it was 91.63%.

 

SOUTH CAROLINA SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

South Carolina has only two gambling cruise ships state which, these ships must sail three miles out into international waters where casino gambling is permitted. Since these casino boats are required to travel into international waters, they are free from state regulations. This means the machines onboard the ship can be set to pay back whatever the operators want, without regard to a required minimum payback percentage.

 

SOUTH DAKOTA SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

Below are statistics provided by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming concerning the payback percentages on all of Deadwood’s slot machines for the one-year period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019:

Denomination

Payback %

1¢ Slots

90.73

5¢ Slots

93.56

25¢ Slots

91.18

$1 Slots

92.58

$5 Slots

92.51

Average

91.05

In addition to the Deadwood casinos, there are also nine Indian casinos in South Dakota. No information is available on the payback percentages of the video gaming machines.

 

TEXAS SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

Texas has one Native American casino, and this casino offers Class II video gaming machines. This location also offers poker, bingo, pull tab machines, and a player-banked blackjack game. This player banked blackjack game requires each player to pay a commission to the house for each bet made. The commission amount is as follows: 50¢ for bets in the $3-$50, $1 for bets over $50. The minimum gambling age in Texas is 21, and the casino is open 24 hours a day.

Class II video gaming devices have the appearance of slot machines, though these machines are actually games of bingo. The spinning reels on these machines are actually for entertainment purposes only. Texas does not require information is concerning the payback percentages on any gaming machines in a Native American casino.

 

WASHINGTON SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

Washington is home to 28 Native American casinos state wide, all of which have compacts with the state allowing them to offer table games as well as electronic ‘scratch’ ticket games (these games have a predetermined number of winners and losers and use a finite number of tickets).

Washington state gaming laws do not require the state’s tribes to release information on their slot machine percentage paybacks to the public. The terms of the compact between the state and the Tribes states that electronic ‘scratch’ ticket games must have a minimum prize payout of at least 75%.

 

WEST VIRGINIA SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

West Virginia is home to four pari-mutuel facilities and one resort hotel, all of these locations feature video lottery terminals. VLT’s gaming machines are exactly the same as regular video gaming devices. They are called video lottery terminals because the state’s lottery commission regulates them, they also receive a share of each machine’s revenue.

West Virginia state gaming laws require that VLT’s in this state to have a minimum return of 80%, and a maximum return of 95%. VLT gaming machines offer such games as: blackjack, slots, keno, and numerous versions of poker. The minimum gambling age in West Virginia is 21.

For the one-year period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 the average return on VLT’s was: 88.97% at Mountaineer Park, 90.81% at Mardi Gras, 89.46% at Wheeling Island, 89.53% at Charles Town Races.

 

WISCONSIN SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

All casinos in Wisconsin are located on Native American reservations, and the Native American tribes are not required by the state to release information on their slot machine payback percentages. Though, the terms of the compact between the state and the tribes state "for games not affected by player skill, such as slot machines, the machine is required to return a minimum of 80% and a maximum of 100% of the amount wagered."

 

WYOMING SLOT MACHINE PAYBACK STATISTICS

Wyoming is home to Native American casinos that offer Class II bingo-style gaming machines, and Class III traditional slot machines. Please be aware, these machines do not pay out in cash. These gaming machine actually print out a receipt which must then be taken to a floor attendant or a cashier's cage to be exchanged for cash. Wyoming casinos also allow customers to make bets via a cashless system. This system utilizes a“smart” card that you must deposit money onto that card's attached account. The gaming machines will then credit wins to, or deducts losses to, your attached account. Wyoming state gaming laws does not require casinos to publish payback percentages on Wyoming's gaming machines to the public.

 

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