I can easily say that Novomatic games are the most loved slots at online casinos. The success of Novomatic came with popular slot machine games like Lucky Ladyís Charm, Book of Ra, Faust, Sizzling Hot, and others. The company started in 1980 in Austria with a focus on manufacturing slot games for land-based casinos in Europe. This could be why Novomatic slots are so popular in the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia. Not all online casinos are offering Novomatic games, as the firm doesnít license anyone to provide its slot machines. In United Kingdom casinos and gaming pubs, and also at Las Vegas casinos, Novomatic slots is very popular and loved by gamblers. Here at CasinoBillionaire.com you can play Novomatic slot games on your mobile or PC (no-download, no-registration).
Through important gaming conferences in the UK (Ice), Novomatic (also called Gaminator or Novoline) slots became a huge success in other casinos and pubs in Australia, New Zealand, Canada. There are some good online casinos offering slots by Novomatic including Casumo. The games have valid licenses in the UK and Malta and are fully mobile compatible (Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, tablet, iPad). The firm is constantly developing new games but unfortunately, not all slots are available online. Their official website is www.novomatic.com.
Novomatic Gaminator Machines are online and you can have a lot of fun playing them for free or real money.
The most popular online slots are developed by IGT, WMS, Novomatic and NetEnt with just a sprinkling of games from other providers. Depending on the casinoís license, you may find a big variety of Novomatic slot games. In the UK, with the strict regulation, some of the games are not available.
Novomaticís Super V+ Gaminator Machines are one of the common denominators. The "Gaminator" multi-game machines includes Novomatic slot games like the Book Of Ra, Lucky Ladyís Charm, Indian Spirit, Sizzling Hot, and Dolphinís Pearl.
Many of the games are now online at good casinos like bet365 or Videoslots Casino and like all online slots, the RTP of the online versions tends to be better than land-based casinos.
Gaminator machines were known for being highly volatile and the difference between these games is that players can only check the minimum RTP. Players won’t have clear information about the payout percentage of these machines. Gaminator machines have pre-installed games, that sometimes target UK players, where you can get more information and the games’ manual. All this literature can give you a better view of how Gaminator machines are paying in land-based operations.
Keep in mind that the volatility of a slot game doesn’t mean the game is rigged. Most players are ignoring this information and don’t know the basic concept of volatility, variance, or RTP. The RTP will change the players’ experience because a high volatile game will pay big wins in long run. You can’t say a slot game is rigged when playing a licensed online casino with an authentic game provider. All legal and audited slots are working based on a RNG system. The games are all random, so, they are not "rigged slots". If you are playing an online casino with no license and no audited games, then you can say you are playing rigged slots, but when you are dealing with legal online casinos, the reality is completely different.
Gaminator RTP Settings
Most Novomatic slots are set as medium or high volatility.
The Gaminator machines in the UK all come with tailored "UK Game Packs", largely because of the í£2 maximum spin/£4,000 maximum prizeí restriction on a UK casino licence. These game packs (accurate as of May 2012, may be subject to change) have 4 "minimum payout" settings: 90%, 92%, 94% and 96%. I noticed on a recent trip to Grosvenorís West-End based casino that the Gaminotors had a 94% minimum setting displayed while the Empire had 92%. Iím sure these change from time to time but that is quite a significant difference.
Within these bands (90-92, 92-94, 94-96 & 96+), each game has itís own RTP setting which will fall within the band ensuring that the minimum advertised RTP applies to each game on each Super Gaminator machine. From a player perspective this is actually a good thing because it means when you sit at a Gaminator that advertises a 94% minimum for example, it means every game has that as a minimum and rarely will a game will be more than 96% (as things stand) so you havenít got to worry about which game pays most. Sure, there are small fluctuations but these are generally less than 2% and from the stats I have seen, they are usually bunched much closer together.
Some Tips for Novomatic Players
Of course there are a few exceptions and as a small reward for reading this far, Iíll spill a couple of RTP settings that at the time of writing, give the player a slight advantage over other games. The game "Sizzling Hot 7" (UK Game Pack 16) has a fixed 95.78% regardless of the Gaminatorís minimum setting. That probably means you wonít ever find it on Gaminators that advertise 96% minimums but is at an advantage on the machines with lower minimums.
The Rich Witch slot game has the highest (marginally!) percentage payout on 96%+ minumum machines with a setting of 96.40%. If you are playing on 90%, 92% or 94% minimum Gaminators, then look for "Sizzling Hot 7" again (95.78%), "Xtra Hot" (95.66%), "Plenty On Twenty" (95.61%) or "Just Jewels" (94.31%).
Because of the "minimums" published on each game, there is little point in analysing the games with the smallest RTP as they all fall in the band anyway and are closely bunched. Also one final note, the "Xtra Hot" game may have a good percentage but it is one of the most volatile Novomatic games, so be warned!