Some brick-and-mortar casinos put signs above a bank of slot machines to advertise generous RTP. For example, you might see a sign that reads “up to 98% payback.” These signs are enticing when considering that most land-based slots don’t even offer 95% payback. But you should always be careful when seeing anything like this.
Casinos are only required to offer the stated payback on one machine. Therefore, just one game in slot machine bank must deliver the advertised 98% payback. Many players don’t realize this, though, and will hop on any slot in the area under the assumption that they are spinning for 98% RTP.
The best way to handle these situations is by never paying attention to these signs. You have no idea of knowing which games are offering high payback among the surrounding machines. As I covered before, coin denominations are the best way to determine RTP for land-based games. Don’t however, rely on any sign that promises a specific amount of payback.