Is continuing to play low RTP slots in the best interests of the Bandit?
- Probably not
- Obviously not
- Yes, I work in the online casino industry
- Yes, I want him to lose more £££ for whatever reason(s)
15th February 2021 at 12:02 pm #107251Ge GetOuttaThere WANTED $10Outlaw
You claim that it doesn’t matter, you won’t notice it, yet you have been playing at reduced RTP for how long now?
That 2% (4% for Red Tigers(!!!)) reduction is indeed a long-term effect, yet you keep playing them? Think about the numerical amount of spins you’ve played at low RTP. Very possibly in the range of a million? Guess what, that IS the long-term.
You’re voluntarily increasing the house edge by 50% (100% for Red Tigers), and still dare to moan about losing. Come on. Play at a normal RTP casino or avoid low RTP slots on VS and elsewhere. Logic.
This is obviously directed at the Bandit, but if this was of use to any of you, all the better. No hostility is intended behind this.116th February 2021 at 6:50 am #10728017th February 2021 at 12:37 am #107300mcgameboy WANTED $5Outlaw
he did sad before he dont really care what is RTP
Well he ought to start caring, if he is being sincere when he moans about the costs involved in running both of his YT channels.
It would also help if he didn’t waste his time playing Mystery Box and Reel King, games where he MUST reach a top in order to collect any wins.
I honestly don’t get why he feels the urgent need to chase a ladder top in order to salvage a session.
He could do himself a favour by playing games where he actually runs fairly well eg Sword of Khans, Billy Big Basstid Bollocks, Goonies
But then he goes and plays Book of Dead, instead of Magic Mirror 2. Or Gonzo’s Quest Megaways, instead of a Megaways game by Blueprint or Big Time Gaming.
And he won’t play Danger High Voltage anymore, because he has to mute the music during the bonus round? It’s a small price to pay for being able to continue playing a game that 1. he likes and 2. gets some decent wins on
And WHY OH WHY does he play Reactoonz, which is bad enough on the highest RTP settings, let alone the garbage setting that VS has it on?
I like the Bandit. I greatly appreciate the content he puts out, particularly the humorous commentary. And I want to see the guy win. And win often.
But his game selection really is questionable, especially when playing at a site like VS, which is among the absolute worst for slashing the RTP.
Come on Stevie lad, do yourself a favour mate! Check the RTP of a game before you play it. If you are choosing to play a game with 94% RTP or less, you are making it harder for yourself to win from the get go.117th February 2021 at 7:04 am #107303
not many casinos let you do large deposit like Bandit, so is no many other option left for him17th February 2021 at 7:22 am #107307
Gotta agree with the whole VS thing and lower RTP
It’s scandalous for Bandit to promote playing a lower RTP version of the same game. It’s like saying, “Tesco sells this for £1 but I’m an influencer and work for Sainsbury’s, so go there and spend £2, give me my cut”.
Or else only show Sainsbury’s and don’t tell you a better deal exists at Tesco17th February 2021 at 9:22 am #107308
@MaskWearer. Well matey I know he has affiliate links to VS but he does mention the lower RTP quite frequently on his videos, and it’s a well known issue. So I think scandalous is a bit harsh.
As I’m here, I think the biggest issue in making a profit on the new channel is his own gambling addiction. As alluded to by gameboy, it’s when he deposits that extra £500 at the end or blows £300-400 of his remaining balance chasing tops. Occasionally it will work but I suspect if he analyses his losses for the channel, the majority will come down to a few moments of madness.
I sincerely hope I’m wrong, but if he doesn’t face the fact he has a problem, then I can see all of his hard earned being slowly pissed away. Also this new channel will only last another few weeks at best.
To continue he needs to either dramatically reduce his stakes, stay disciplined and take deposit bonuses. Completing a bonus could be the new goal of a video and something everyone would find entertaining. We don’t need to see even £1 spins. 20-40p would be fine and he would then start to see a positive cash flow. But that comes back to his addiction. I think he would find such low stakes boring and would soon lose interest and go mad again.
He always says he only gambles what he can afford to lose, but what you can afford and what is sensible to spend are entirely different matters. If anyone regularly justifies there spend on an “afford” basis rather than what is sensible, they have an issue.17th February 2021 at 9:44 am #107309
@psychicsnail – Respectfully I disagree
I’ve watched most if not all of The Bandit’s content for years. Never once have I heard him say:
“RTP is much lower on VideoSlots than other casinos, who offer you a much better deal. VideoSlots take DOUBLE the profit (that’s twice the money out of YOUR pocket) as other casinos for exactly the same game”
All I hear is:
“RTP doesn’t matter and I don’t really care as long as I get paid by you signing up to VideoSlots”
As regards the rest of what you said, sure, I agree Bandit is a gambling addict. It’s plain he puts up with the low stakes as long as he can tolerate it, then it’s spaff it all on Reel King. I definitely wouldn’t watch 20p or 40p spins, anything below £1 is a waste of time. Like many other folks I just skip through a lot of the content these days, something I didn’t use to do.
It’s also ridiculous to have £40 spins and gamble everything, then play 80p with guaranteed wins (as opposed to ladder or other gambles). Who does that? Absolutely nobody, that’s who. My usual stakes are £1-3 and if I reduced that by a factor of 50 or 100 I would have zero interest in playing
If you’re gonna argue stakes are irrelevant and people watch Bandit for Bandit, then why not go freeplay or do videos not related to gambling? See how your logic breaks down? It’s about the stakes and the gambling and £1-2 should be minimum stake if you’re gonna record it17th February 2021 at 10:14 am #107310thunderball6 WANTED $272Outlaw
All casinos will lower there rtp in next few months . Or just leave the uk . And how can anyone say he got gambling problem ,he gambles with what he can afford . If he had a problem the money would all be gone .17th February 2021 at 11:35 am #107314
All I hear is:
“RTP doesn’t matter and I don’t really care as long as I get paid by you signing up to VideoSlots
you most be smoking expired weed? stop lien17th February 2021 at 11:46 am #107315I get paid by you signing up to VideoSlots
you are lien about this17th February 2021 at 4:04 pm #107323
All casinos will lower there rtp in next few months . Or just leave the uk . And how can anyone say he got gambling problem ,he gambles with what he can afford . If he had a problem the money would all be gone .
That’s like an alcoholic saying “the only time I have a problem is when I can’t afford a drink”.
There are different types of alcoholic. Some can stay dry for days or weeks, others are pissed every day, and they don’t go from perfectly fine to having their life in ruins in a matter of a few days. It takes time, sometimes years of abuse, before their addiction starts to really bite.
Gambling addiction is no different.17th February 2021 at 6:54 pm #107313
@Maskweaver. Setting aside the RTP issue, I think you would find yourself in the minority as far as stake size is concerned. There is a small but growing youtube channel called LowStakeSlots. These lads usually deposit £100 a week and take some type of bonus, spinning away at 20-50p a time. It’s highly entertaining due to one important issue. The risk.
These lads can’t afford to lose that much. You can hear the stress in their voice when the balance gets low and the relief when they hit big. Most regular punters only do 20p spins. It’s a relatable amount and given time people would soon adjust to it. The Bandit would lose some viewers of course, but the majority would stick with him, as I think most watch due to his commentary rather than the big wins and losses.
But of course all of this is entirely academic as I’m sure spinning away at 20p would bore the arse of him and he would never go for it.17th February 2021 at 9:04 pm #107343
@psychicsnail – come on even you don’t believe that. Like u say if it bored Bandit we would all be bored. I used to watch years ago when £1-2 stake was normal and I prefer those to the content now. I do enjoy the high stake stuff because Bandit enjoys it but it’s definitely only for a small number of actual players. Something like £10 stake is enormous. Easy to drop 2000x in money without breaking sweat – that’s £20K – even if you can drop that no worries at a casino, you probably shouldn’t. There are better uses for that kind of money than a few hours of entertainment.17th February 2021 at 9:10 pm #107345I get paid by you signing up to VideoSlots
you are lien about this
Does Bandit not get rewarded when people sign up through his links and play at the casino?18th February 2021 at 7:59 am #107348Dynamik23 WANTED $82Outlaw
Psychicsnail hit the nail on the head for me. Responsible gambling isn’t just how much you can afford to lose. You can still play irresponsible and afford to lose the money. It’s clear the £500 deposits are gonna bleed doing £1-£2 spins. Then to go do big spins on money box or reel king is never gonna help in the long run. I’m in the camp who would prefer to see the 20-60p videos, or doing a deposit bonus and trying to beat wagering if need be. If people don’t like it then they won’t watch and that’s fine. Bandit has already said the channel isn’t making enough money so why not reduce stakes dramatically to get longer play time retain maybe 80% of viewers, get new ones who don’t watch bandit because of his high stakes. The channel could become profitable if he did this but I don’t see it happening anytime soon.