SOFTSWISS Study Reveals Dominance of Slot Games in Online Casinos

In the latest findings by SOFTSWISS for the year 2023, online slot games have emerged as the top choice among casino game enthusiasts. Dominating the market with an impressive 85.56% share, these games have clearly overshadowed traditional table games in terms of popularity.

SOFTSWISS’s research involved a comprehensive analysis using its Game Aggregator, which covered 300 online casinos and encompassed a whopping 16,500 different casino games.

The Reign of Slots

2023 saw online slots consistently leading in both Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) and total bets placed.

Pragmatic Play, a major game provider, was particularly noteworthy. Its games, Gates of Olympus and Sweet Bonanza, achieved significant success and popularity among players.

Based on the data collected by SOFTSWISS, the top 10 most favored casino games are currently:

  • Gates of Olympus
  • Sweet Bonanza
  • Aviator
  • Crazy Time
  • Roleta Brasileira
  • Sugar Rush
  • Starlight Princess 1000
  • Fortune Tiger
  • Book of Dead
  • Bonanza Billion

Out of these, seven are slots, two are live casino offerings, and Aviator represents the crash-type betting game category.

The Emerging Trend of Crash Games

Crash games, particularly Aviator, have seen a surge in popularity, securing the third spot in overall game preferences, trailing only behind live casino games.

Live Casino Draws High Rollers

The live casino segment, known for its immersive and interactive gameplay, emerged as the second most popular category in 2023. Classic games like roulette and card games remained the top choices within this category. Notably, the betting amounts in live casinos were significantly higher than in slot games, with an average bet of €49.95 compared to €0.75 for slots.

Insights from Tatyana Kaminskaya of SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator highlight the importance of diversity in game offerings. She emphasizes that a varied game portfolio is crucial for attracting and retaining players, ensuring they have a comprehensive and enjoyable gaming experience.