Play’n GO title breaks Starburst’s streak at the top of the rankings for the first time this year
Play’n GO’s Book of Dead usurped long-time rival and EGR Slots Tracker leader Starburst in a shock October twist.
NetEnt’s Starburst, which had been the number one slot for the whole of 2023, slipped to second place as Book of Dead jumped from third to top spot.
The title also leapfrogged Pragmatic Play’s Big Bass Bonanza, which fell to the bronze medal place.
Pragmatic Play titles continued to make up the chasing pack, with no change in the top six from September.
Sweet Bonanza, Big Bass Splash and Gates of Olympus remained in fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.
Big Time Gaming’s Bonanza did its best to break up the stablemates but fell short in seventh place after moving up from 12th last month.
In terms of biggest movers, Reel Kingdom’s Big Bass Amazon Xtreme moved from 30th in September to 16th place in October.
Area Vegas Games’ Gold Rush Express jumped up 12 spots to finish in 13th while Fortune Factory Studios’ Gold Blitz jumped seven places to finish in ninth.
Elsewhere, analysed data revealed the top-ranking new slots released since 1 August 2023.
Just For The Win’s Stellar 7s took top spot in October following its 1 October release.
Triple Edge Gaming’s Rising Rewards (2 September release) and Amazing Link Medusa by SpinPlay Games (10 October release) took the silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the new games rankings.
Snowborn Games’ Massive Gold was the title with the latest release date (17 October) to secure a spot in the top 20.
In January 2023, EGR added a new data partner, eGaming Monitor (EGM), to track casino sites and help collate the monthly rankings.
EGM tracks game pages of more than 2,400 casino sites globally, with the European charts being based on the number of game tiles found for each game across operator sites in regulated markets.
EGM limits its tracking to just the main casino homepage of each site, with the tracker taking in slots, instants, scratch cards, slingo and crash games but excluding table games, live games, video poker, video bingo and others.
In October, EGM tracked 12,923 games from 399 studios in 29 European regulated markets including the UK, Italy, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands.