Pragmatic Play’s “Buffalo King”: Enhanced RTP


Buffalo King Enhanced RTP and how it manifests in the game

Pragmatic Play is one of my absolute favourites among iGaming providers, so I just had to make a deposit and try these games. At the casino there were no further explanation about how the enhanced RTP had been implemented, just that RTP now was set at 99% (normally the RTP for these games are 95-96%).

What I wanted to see was:

  • Is the enhanced RTP noticable
  • How is it implemented
  • Does it increase the winning overall, or just in the base game (alt free spins)

To find the answers to these points I played each game for between 2-3 hours and recorded all of it. In this post, I will go through one of the games and give my opinion on them. The other games will get their own posts in the week to come. It should be noted that I have not done any more extensive testing than playing the games and comparing them to their originals.

In addition, these games are exclusive to Stake casino. If you want to try these games and don’t have an account already, you can register one here: Stake

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Bison Spirit: Enhanced RTP

Bison Spirit is a re-make of Pragmatic Play’s popular game “Buffalo King” and the only visual difference between the two is the colour of the buffalo/bison.

Pragmatic Play Buffalo King with enhanced RTP

After spending a few hours playing this game, my experience is that the game is more generous with giving free spins than its original counterpart. However, the free spins don’t pay as much in this game, something you can see in the video below.

Free spins come fairly often, and more often than not you will get extra free spins as well. However, winning $95 (while betting $0.40) from 97 free spins isn’t all that impressive in my opinion.

Playing this game for profit is possible, in my opinion. It’s important to notice that the minimum bet is $0.40, which means that you do need enough funds to be able to play for a while even without winning. If you don’t have enough funds, you risk losing what you have.

The max win on Bison Spirit is 30788 times your bet, while the max win at the original game is 93750 times your bet. What the odds are to hit any of those, I don’t know, but I imagine they are both very unlikely to hit in a lifetime.

My conclusions for this game are as follows:

  • The enhanced RTP is noticeable. You will notice more frequent free spins. Overall I also think that the wins from free spins are lower on average compared to the original game.

  • It seems that the enhanced RTP mainly is implemented in the free spins, and even though the wins generally are lower from free spins they are also more frequent.

There is quite possible to make a low but unsteady profit from this game, as long as you are being careful. And you have to make sure to have enough funds that you can lose for a short time before you start winning. If you hit a longer losing streak, then don’t try to win back your losses right away. Take a break and do something else, or at least play something else, and come back later to gain what you lost.

Another heads-up is to not buy free spins, but that goes for pretty much all games!

You can read the other articles in this series here:

Sweet Bonanza: Enhanced RTP

Dog House Megaways: Enhanced RTP

These games are exclusive to Stake casino. If you want to try these games and don’t have an account already, you can register one here: Stake

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