Once again, NetEnt's Starburst slot has placed at the top of the charts in the iGaming Tracker slot rankings for the month of June, while Play N Go and Big Time Gaming are ranking second and third with Book of Dead and Bonanza slots respectively.
iGaming Tracker publishes the slots rankings after tracking online casinos sites across several European countries, including the UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Denmark, thus providing valuable market intelligence for casinos. The ranking is calculated based on the total number of hours a game has been in the top 10 throughout a given month. Sites that offer games exclusively by one single developer are excluded from the tracking.
Second on the charts is Play N Go's biggest success, Book of Dead slot, which is a beautifully-designed online slot set in Ancient Egypt. More and more online casinos are offering welcome packages involving Book of Dead slot, and there has been a growing trend among UK casinos to also offer a free spins no deposit bonus on this game (Casumo casino and PlayOjo casino are two popular casinos that welcome new registrants with such a bonus). Third comes Big Time Gaming's Bonanza slot, a game that's packed with a mix of interesting features inspired by gold mining*.
The top 20 chart for June also featured 9 new online slots, which include Elk Studios' Tahiti Gold, NetEnt's new Spinsane, Blueprint Gaming's Beavis and Butthead and Mystery Spin Deluxe Megaways and Pragmatic Play's Wolf Gold. NetEntertainment's recent Dead or Alive 2 is also ranking in 8th place while its classic Gonzo's Quest remains close to the top in 6th place.
Given the fact that multiple online slots are released every month by practically every well-known developer, it is very difficult for a game to keep ranking in the top 20 years after its release, as is the case with Starburst. In fact, the best new titles by leading developers typically rank shortly after they are released, only to drop out a month or two later.
But it seems that the classic Starburst will never lose its luster and keeps being favoured over more modern lookalikes and other feature-packed video slots. We've been so fascinated with its success that we've also looked into the reason why Starburst is so popular. Many online casinos welcome new players with bonuses and other offers on the game, and if are amongst its fans, you will greatly benefit from casinos that are offering NetEnt free spins.
*Statistics are taken from EGR Global
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