Romanian players at online casinos have a clear preference for classic-themed slots and land-based content, according to the latest Slot Trumps country dashboard. The dashboard, which is the second installment in the Slot Trumps series, focuses on the Romanian market and reveals some key differences in player preferences compared to the emerging Brazilian market.
One notable difference is that Romanian players tend to gravitate towards medium volatility slots, as opposed to the high volatility games favored by Brazilian consumers. Another interesting trend is the preference for slots that players are already familiar with. This may be due to the fact that the licensing regime for online casinos only came into effect in Romania in 2016, leading players to prefer slots that they may have encountered in land-based casinos.
The data from the dashboard also shows that classic-themed slots with fewer features tend to perform the best among Romanian players. Additionally, tried-and-tested base game features such as scatters, multipliers, and wilds are most effective at engaging players.
While feature-rich games may not be suitable for the Romanian market, there is still a demand for free spins and buy features. Players who opt for slots with a buy feature tend to place bets less frequently, but at higher than average bet sizes. EveryMatrix, the company behind Slot Trumps, points to games like Sweet Bonanza and Gates of Olympus by Pragmatic Play as examples of slots that demonstrate this effect.
The data analyzed by EveryMatrix is collected through its aggregation platform SlotMatrix, which provides insights into game and studio performance in different markets over a 90-day period. The Slot Trumps series aims to provide unique insights into what content works best in each market, with a new country report launching each month.