Product announcement

The reports are now published online to provide you with richer and more concise content. We now cover the European online RMG market in this report. All the machines are also included in the Feature Database.

INTRODUCTION

Innovations: Social 
Review expanding reel set mechanics, like in DoubleU Casino’s Undead Nation, if you are implementing more portrait view machines. Expanding reel sets are popular in RMG due to higher monitor space. Social casino players want machines similar to RMG experiences. Go to Expanding Reels

We continue to see more metagame-like mechanics built into single machines. High 5 Casino added a leveling mechanic with over 500 levels to Triple Double DaVinci Diamonds to drive retention. Go to Machine Leveling

Innovations: RMG 
Respins are still an evolving mechanic in slots design. iSoftbet’s Tree of Fortune lets players choose to bet for a single-reel respin. Use this gambling mechanic sparingly to thrill players while maintaining player flow. Go to Respin Bet

Increase the excitement of walking wilds by adding symbols that push the walking wild back. In Playtech’s Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice, the hero characters push the walking wild villain back, producing a potentially unlimited payout design. Go to Unlimited Walking Wilds

Like social, RMG is implementing more metagame-like mechanics. A sticky wild meter in GamePlay’s Wilds and the Beanstalk makes the player think that there is a functional reason to continue play, driving single-machine engagement. Go to Wild Meter

Trends: Social
January was a very low production month for social casino slot machines, down 32% in machine output. However, cultural themes saw a substantial spike. Go to Social Trends

Teardowns: Social
Drive engagement by incorporating live ops-like mechanics into the machine. Caesars Slots’ Princess Wild added a domino game that players complete to trigger bonus games. Use simple, already learned games like dominoes (or card games) to make these add-on features easily adoptable by players. Go to Princess Wild

Build simpler machines for lite slots players who simply want to gamble. Try single slot machines that focus player attention on deal or no deal mechanics like in DoubleU Casino’s Big Cash Out and Caesars Slots’ Devil’s Choice. This provides Plain Jane players seeking a thrill ample opportunity to risk it all for bigger wins. Go to Big Cash Out

“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas” – Albert Einstein

Brett Nowak
Editor-in-Chief