Published on 29/09/2021
What do you think determines the popularity of online slots? Do you think it is the quality of the slot game? Do you think it is the payout? Do you think it is the design? Hell no! People do not behave rationally and the gambling industry is a great example of that. And yes gambling - may it be casino online, bingo, roulette.. and rationality do not really go together.
The list of 10 most popular slot titles amongst European players has basically nothing to do with the objective characteristics, and is very different to the list of the best slots. There is one important determining factor and that is the presence in land based betting shops. The charts are changing from year to year, but the same names keep on holding the top positions. Here are the most popular slot machine titles of 2021, so you better buckle up.
People like it simple. Simple design, simple rules and low amount of winning lines. Wait... there is actually only one winning line in Lucky 7 slot and you can not get it more simple. Is Lucky 7 slot a lots of fun? Well, it depends. The rating 8/10 is actually really high, but for the big players there might be some boredom involved. Annoying is that most of the time you actually have at least one blank hit instead of the symbol.
For those suffering from boredom while playing Lucky 7 slot, there is Lucky little devil slot from Red Tiger Gaming. Is Lucky Little Devil solving it all? Absolutely not, but it gives you the impression that more is happening. There is however another feature of the Lucky Little Devil slot. The quality, the design, the gaming experience. All those factors being under 5/10 is yet another proof that players do not behave rationally. But, hey... this is the number 2.
Finally with the number 3 in our charts we go a level higher. With an average rating of 7/10 is Super Hot Fruits still very popular. Still? Yeah, the reels of Super hot fruits have been spinning the wallets of UK slot players for many years, reaching the top positions of the gambling popularity charts for almost a decade. Super hot fruits slot however has an under average RTP of 94%.
Super Spins Bar X Gold or Super Spinner Bar X Gold used to be the King of the slot charts fat least 3 times. Why those 2 - almost identical names? Be sure that many want the piece of cake and Super Spins Bar X Gold was an object of this fight. The slot disappeared from online casinos for a few years just to emerge under a similar name with almost identical design. Who won the fight? I am sure not the players. They never do...
Hot Scatter slot machine game is yet another casino game with a strong retro touch. The design is extremely simplistic, the sound is close to annoying and the game functions are as good as non-existent and yet here it is. Number 5 in the charts of the greatest UK slots - or rather most popular. The developers from Amatic Industries did this for sure on purpose, since why would you design something this shitty? It really takes effort to make it this bad. In any case, our respect to Amatic.
We moved one level higher and ended up with a slot game really similar to the previous one. The Hot Seven slot is basically the same stuff. From my coding experience this might have taken an hour to redo the Hot Scatter slot to a sibling like slot with a name Hot Seven. Just look it up, play it for a minute and then tell me if you see the same pattern. Same shitty design, same annoying background "music" and indeed same game features. Same high fun factor? Indeed... That is the annoying part.
Welcome to the higher level of design and game features Genie Jackpots Megaways has incredible 15 625 ways to win and the feeling of something being hit all the time, that busyness is what many players seek. But do not get fooled. No matter the zillions of ways to win, RTP never gets over 100% and that is what counts. In this case, with Genie Jackpots Megaways you can enjoy the 96,52% RTP. Not bad but as you see - not over 100%.
What would be a chart without the 20p slot from Inspired Gaming Group? What are you saying? Piece of crap? Indeed it is, but this piece of crap is making shit-loads of money to land based shops, online casinos and indeed the guys from Inspired Gaming Group. 20p slot is so simple that even a retarded person can bear with it. And that is what gambling needs, simple but efficient.