There are different factors that make a game popular. People enjoy games that are engaging and easy to understand with a chance to win big, like slot games. Others feel immersed when playing live against an actual person such as live poker.
What the numbers suggest?
Online gambling has been rising for some time with Italy, United Kingdom, Germany and France leading the way. According to statistics the online gambling market was expected to reach €29.3 billion in 2020.
The industry will continue to grow with the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) projected to be at 9.2% between 2020 and 2025.
Sports betting still dominates the online space accounting for 42.5% of the revenue in 2018 followed by online casinos accounting for 32.4% and online poker only contributes to 5% of the revenue.
Slot games are the most popular online casino games in Europe. Unlike table games they require less thinking, many are beautifully designed, easy to understand and constantly updated whilst also being culturally relevant.
This is unsurprising seeing as slots make up the majority of land-based casinos’ revenue too.
In Spain in 2019, the gross revenue from online slot machines was over €156 million, compared to pokers €52.6 million.
Popular Slot Games
First on the list has to be Starburst. It’s simple, classic and easy to learn. Another key factor is the potential top prize of 50,000x your stake, and 10 fixed paylines. This attracts experienced players as well as beginners.
Age of the Gods series by Playtech has been a huge hit. Inspired from Greek mythology, its beautiful design has been a lure for players over their 10-game series.
Book of Dead has to get a mention, one of the top 3 most played slot games globally. Like our previous choice it has a storyline that players can enjoy.
Why is online casino so popular in Europe?
In the EU we have the strictest regulatory system, various gaming bodies and authorities ensure safer gambling for all users so there is trust. Moreover, online gambling has never been easier with 43% of online bets placed from mobile devices in 2018.
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