Visiting Las Vegas, you want to make the most out of your gambling experience. You want to make as much money as possible to keep the fun going, while also embracing the grandness that Las Vegas is famous for. So how do you do it? You play at the biggest and best casinos that offer the loosest slot machines. In this article, we have listed the top 5 ones:
Based on a research report from the University of Nevada, the average payback percentage from the slots featured at the mentioned casinos is 94.26%. The casinos are all located on the Boulder Strip which has proven to be home to the loosest slots in Las Vegas; those you are most likely to win from. You can learn more about this later in the article.
1. Green Valley Ranch
Rating: 4 out of 5 on Tripadvisor.
Opened in 2001, Green Valley Ranch is one of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas. It features over 2,500 slot machines on a massive gaming floor of 143,891 square feet.
The entire property, which includes a hotel, spa, cinema and total of 8 restaurants, is just as luxurious on the outside as it is on the inside. The interior of the casino is lovely and all in all of top quality.
Fun fact: several episodes of CSI has been filmed on the property.
2. Sunset Station Casino
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 on Google reviews.
With a gaming floor of 162,173 square feet, Sunset Station casino is the second biggest in Las Vegas, right after the Wynn and Encore. It opened in 1997 and has places with a really cool interior best described as psychedelic and trippy.
The property comes with a 21-story hotel, a cinema, 9 restaurants and a bowling alley. Among the restaurants, an Oyster Bar is highly praised, while the bowling alley is massive – it was the biggest one in Vegas when it opened in 2005.
3. Boulder Station Casino
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 on Google reviews.
Boulder station has been operating since 1994 and is designed with a Victorian architecture and as a railway station. From the outside, it’s a really lovely sight. The inside is not as impressive, but it has its charm.
With a gaming area of 89,443 square feet, the casino offers more than 2,400 slot machines and all the typical table games you would expect at a quality venue in Vegas.
Fun fact: the casino has been awarded as the best casino for those who love country music. It features a 270-seat saloon where live music is played on a regular basis.
4. Sam’s Town Casino
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 on Google reviews.
Being on of the oldest casinos in Las Vegas, Sam’s town stands out for its 25,000 square feet indoor park. This is a fabulous area with tall trees and a waterfall, which hosts daily laser lights and water shows.
The property includes 11 restaurants and a 646-room hotel. The casino is huge with a total gaming area of 120,681 square feet and plenty of loose slot machines. Over 880 multi-denomination slots are available and more than 2,000 in total.
5. Fiesta Henderson
Rating: 4 out of 5 on Google reviews.
Originally known as the Reserve and rebranded to Fiesta Henderson in 2001, this casino offers a 73,450 square feet gaming floor with over 1,400 slot machines. When the casino opened in 1998 it failed to generate a substantial profit.
Today, the property, which features a 224-room hotel and 9 restaurants is a bit more successful. However, among the best casinos with the loosest slots, this one is our least favorite. It offers nothing extraordinary.
What Is a Loose Slot Machine?
A loose slot machine can be defined in three ways:
- It pays frequently (has a low volatility)
- It has a high payback percentage
- A combination of the above
In general, when people are looking to find the loosest slots in Las Vegas, what matters is the payback percentage. This is known as RTP and is the opposite of house edge.
For instance, if a slot has an RTP of 95%, it is expected to pay you $95 for every $100 staked (in the long run). This means that the house edge is 5%.
In Las Vegas, the RTP of slot machines can vary widely – anywhere from 80% up to 95%, or, in some rare instances slightly higher.
Comparing the Looseness of Slot Machines at Las Vegas Casinos
The Nevada Gaming Control Board regularly releases reports on the revenue made from slot machines in Las Vegas. They divide casinos into different areas, such as the Las Vegas Strip; Downtown Las Vegas and the Boulder Strip. The casinos with the loosest slots are those with the highest payback percentage (total amount won / total amount charged).
Based on Nevada Gaming Control Board’s report from 2018, the University of Nevada compared the three areas above and came to the conclusion that casinos on the Boulder Strip have the loosest slots. These are the results from the comparison:
|Area||Average Slot RTP||Loosest Slot Machines|
|Las Vegas Strip||91.88%||93.61%|
|Downtown Las Vegas||92.36%||94.69%|
The difference is huge as the average slot played on the Boulder Strip is expected to pay you 2.38% more than the average slot on the Las Vegas Strip. That’s $2.38 for every $100 staked!
Which Are the Loosest Slot Machines in Las Vegas?
According to Nevada Gaming Control Board’s report, multi-denominon type of slots are the loosest. In other words, these are the best paying slots in Vegas. They are closely followed by 5-cent machines.
Here’s a full breakdown of the report which compared the slots at all casinos in Las Vegas:
|Type of Slot||Looseness||House-Edge|
Unfortunately, casinos in Las Vegas do not front with the RTP on their slots, which makes it difficult to know the exact looseness of a particular slot. The best you can do is follow the above table.
However, according to a source which we haven’t been able to confirm the legitimacy of, the Circus Circus casino is offering the loosest slot in Las Vegas. This is called Magnificent 7 and is said to have an RTP of 97.4%. However, the casino’s slots in general is only said to have an average RTP of 92.56%.