SlotCatalog Analytics Insights
We’ve scanned 136 UA casinos. The 79 most popular casinos were selected to be included in the data set. The data includes games that were released between ’2020-01-01’ and ’2020-06-30’ and the Average SlotRank metric is based on the games rank between day 30 and day 60 after their release date.
When we spoke to Booongo back in April, the most recent release in their Hold and Win series, Great Panda was not more than 3 weeks old. It definitely enjoyed great Ukraine lobby positions back then but did they know that the interest for their game would stay as high as it has?
It’s clear that Ukrainian players’ appreciates the company of the cute panda in their quest for the GRAND JACKPOT.
Slots lobbies should be full of slot games, right? Well, maybe not. The live game from Evolution Gaming that opened its door to live casino players in June definitely took prime spots in casino lobbies in several markets.
The game is based on the highly appreciated Dream Catcher Money Wheel concept. However, This time the game contains four different bonus games that have definitely entertained players’ browsing the casino lobbies.
In early April, the Microgaming studio Triple Edge Studios entered the Ukrainian casino lobbies with a bang. The quirky and colourful Wonderland-inspired theme combined with the famous Mega Moolah jackpot network definitely have players entertained in their quest to win a life-changing jackpot.
Will the Mad Hatter Tea Party continue its streak after the Ukrainian regulation enters into practice? According to our data, it definitely will!
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Avg SlotRANK 43.26
Game release: 24.04.2020
Avg SlotRANK 46.19
Game release: 14.02.2020
Avg SlotRANK 55.16
Game release: 09.01.2020
Avg SlotRANK 56.35
Game release: 11.02.2020
Avg SlotRANK 61.38
Game release: 05.03.2020
Avg SlotRANK 63.38
Game release: 19.02.2020
Avg SlotRANK 65.12
Game release: 23.01.2020
Games not in Top 10, but still impressed us!
Avg SlotRank: 101.90
Release date: 24.03.2020
Avg SlotRank: 109.87
Release date: 20.03.2020
Avg SlotRank: 148.22
Release date: 19.02.2020
Commentary to the Ukraine rankings
The Ukrainian market is a market where the huge game providers like Play N GO, Pragmatic Play and Red Tiger aren’t as strong as they usually are in most markets. The eastern country Ukraine top 10 have their own favourite providers like Booongo, Spinomenal and Endorphina. SlotCatalog will follow and monitor the developments in Ukraine with excitement as this market becomes regulated.
The top 10 games of the first half of 2020 paint a clear picture of what’s appreciated by the players in Ukraine. Simple grids and a reasonable amount of Betways is what the players’ like. The exception being Red Tiger’s Piggy Riches Megaways that comes in for a position 10 with its 117649 ways to win.
Market Situation Overview
Game studios have brought fewer releases to the market in the first half of 2020 than
the first half of 2019. The number of casino game releases is down by 22.26%. Is it due to the current world situation, a strong trend in quality over quantity or the peak of casino games? We’ll keep our conclusions regarding this decline for another analytical piece.
Commentary to SlotRank in general
SlotCatalog is tracking game lobby positions daily for over 40 different markets now. We often observe the same
pattern for high-end releases. The release starts out on a high SlotRank at the release. Usually, it drops significantly after 2-3 months and after 6-7 months we often see the game lose more lobby positions.
Let's look at the Turn your Fortune rankings as an example. Released at the beginning of 2019, the game came with an original game mechanic and was ranked among the top 10 games of 2019 for the UK, Sweden and Germany. Six months after the release the UK SlotRank for Turn your Fortune was 100+ and now it has dropped to 500+.
Another common case is when a new game ranks high from the start for several markets. But after a couple of
months, it declines in a lot of the markets but stays strong in one or two particular ones. Let’s have a look at Jackpot Raiders from Yggdrasil. This jackpot game was released in the middle of 2019 and reached a top 10 position for the Sweden market. The game’s popularity dropped in the UK and Germany but stayed popular and high ranked in Sweden.
The high SlotRank doesn’t have to mean that the game kept top positions in a lot of casino lobbies. In the case
of Jackpot Raiders, it’s merely that one very strong Swedish casino (Swedish horse betting giant ATG) has kept the game at good positions. However, that positioning definitely provides the game with a large number of spins, even months after the release.
There are also rare scenarios when a game reaches its peak popularity several months after the game’s release.
An example of this is Pragmatic Play’s January 2019 release, Mustang Gold.
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