NetEnt heads iGaming Tracker rankings for 2018
IGaming Tracker's Ken Muir reviews the top ranking and new releases of 2018 for iGB
The slots space sees dozens of games suppliers release games at a frantic rate, often more than once a month, making the casino game market ever more competitive.
To rank the top games and new releases of the year, we tracked 282 casino pages across six key markets: the UK, Sweden, Italy, Germany,Spain and New Jersey. We measured the success of a game as the number of days it was present in the top 20 positions on each casino page throughout 2018.
As you can see from the below table, Starburst by NetEnt took the top spot by a considerable margin, appearing on 62% of the pages. Book of Dead by Play’n Go clinched second spot followed by Gonzo’s Quest by NetEnt.
Top new releases of 2018
Asgardian Stones, also by NetEnt, was the only new release of 2018 to appear in the Top 20 ranked games of the year.
The chart below shows the top 10 game releases of 2018. We looked at the same sample of countries, pages and sites but only at how games released in 2018 performed.
iGaming Tracker – how it works
iGaming Tracker tracks hundreds of casino sites worldwide every day. From this data it can ascertain which games are on which sites and where they are positioned on the pages. It can also measure the market share of casino games suppliers by percentage of “real estate” on casino sites at any given date.