Players in Spain prefer online slots to other casino games

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Even in the middle of 2021, players in Spain prefer online slots to other casino games. Considering the most recent report from the Directorate General for Gambling Regulation (DGOJ), the amount of money wagered on slot machines has steadily increased over the years. Compared to other games such as roulette and baccarat which have suffered notable declines in popularity.

According to data provided by the DGOJ, in the third quarter of 2020 a startling sum of more than 1,300 million euros was wagered on online slot machines alone in all of Spain; an increase of 7.70% compared to the second quarter of the same year.

However, other online casino games did not fare as well. For example, Punto Banco recorded only 9,950 euros in bets in the whole of the third quarter of last year (a decrease of 92.94% compared to the second quarter), something similar happened with conventional roulette which only managed to register around 250 million euros in bets (a decrease of 20.34% compared to the previous quarter).

On the other hand, we cannot fail to mention blackjack, where around 267 million euros were wagered for the third quarter in question, thus achieving a slight increase of 0.84%. Another live betting fan favorite is live roulette. During this quarter, they registered only around 950 million euros in bets, showing a decrease of 7.47%.

Among the types of slot machines most used by Spanish players are the video slots, they are so striking because they contain special functions and can be inspired by series, stories, films and even games. ‘TV shows ; and those with progressive jackpots of up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Why have they become so popular?

One of the factors that have contributed the most to its popularity is its ease of use and simplicity. Unlike blackjack and poker, which are games that require prior knowledge, an inexperienced player can therefore easily play a slot machine, fully understanding the mechanics of it in a few minutes.

Unsurprisingly, high payouts are another factor that has contributed greatly to the popularity of slot machines. We can see this by comparing slot machines to roulette, the former even pay hundreds of times the bet to be made, while the latter generally pay a maximum of 35 times the bet.

Finally, the themes are something that greatly attracts the attention of the players because they are incredible and there is a wide variety of them. Today, online casinos in Spain have slot machines with all sorts of themes, Greek mythology, Amazon rainforests and even TV shows.

Whatever the reasons for the great acceptance of this type of casino game, it is clear to us that online slots will continue to be a fundamental part of online casinos in Spain and around the world.

Story of Geremy Salerno

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