Published on 01/02/2018 13:22:22
It is the time of the year when we summarize the previous one - in this case the 2017. It has been a great year for us. The upgrades in the code, speed and focus on the best online casino games has been appreciated and we experienced up to 40% increase in traffic especially towards the end of the year. Let's have a look at the statistics.
The most dominant number 1 in 2017 is the 20p Roulette from Inspired Gaming Group. Players kept playing it in average 6 minutes and 30 seconds. To us is this prime rather a surprise, since the graphical side of the casino game is way too simple. Even retro, I would say. But who cares, players love it, right?
If we compare the popularity to other roulette games we see the following pattern:
Most of the positions in between go to video slots. This is not a surprise since 1500 out of the total number of casino games are the mentioned videos slots.
With about 20% behind there is the Centurion video slot to be found. Players spent on this video slot in average almost 5 minutes. The responsible producer behind it is Inspired Gaming Group just like with our number one. There was quite a lot written about the Centurion slot, so let us just focus on the highlights we believe are behind the success. With the average design it mut be the game features. Most players look for the following:
As we move further down, there are some new names to be found. The position number 3 is the progressive video slot Genie Jackpots from Playtech with only slightly more than 2 minutes average time. Another position goes to the vegetable. I mean fruit... The fruit machine Super Hot Fruits kept you playing for almost 6 minutes and is the first classic slot machine game on our charts.
And here comes a case of a resurrection. The Super Spinner Bar X video slot has been brought back to life after it has disappeared from all online casinos at the end of 2016. In any case, there was something strange on this one. We remember Super Spinner Bar X Gold to be the dead one and now the word "Gold" is gone. We believe there was some business issue behind it, since even the game provider is different - we think so, but not for sure.
Another top ranked video slot is the 1 Can 2 Can from Nextgen and people spent on playing it in average slightly more than 2 minutes. Popularity of 1 Can 2 Can is something I don't really get. To me it is an average product.
Yes. The category with Jackpot slot machines with position number 18 was indeed very popular in the last year. Seems like many players still get motivated by the illusion of "changing the life with one click". Some of the most favorite and recommended ones are the Jackpot Jester Wild Nudge classic slot, Mega Fortune Dreams video slot, Wish upon a Jackpot or the Lion Dance slot from Red Tiger Gaming.
Indeed. To me is surprising the success of the Leaders of the Free spin World video slot. To me it was an average product with speculative chosen name. This would explain why people click on it a lot but not the 7 minutes they spent playing it. Seems like I was wrong in my negative review about it. Also Thai Flower slot machine ranks higher than I expected when it comes to number of visits. However, players keep playing it less than 3 minutes in average.
On the other hand I expected better performance from The Planet of The Apes video slot by NetEnt. Spincastle even pushed it as a featured slot - not even this was appreciated by our players.