SYDNEY, April 29, 2021 (Newswire.com) - More than 500 online pokie games from 20 suppliers and 1,000 users were part of a study conducted by the Australian casino comparison site AusCasinos via their pokies section. In the end, the results gave insights into preferred pokie game themes, feature sets and volatility ratings by those who play these games on a daily basis.
Online Pokies People Prefer
- Most Searched For Game: Wolf Treasure
- Longest Playing Sessions: Choy Sun Doa
- Highest Player Satisfaction: Big Red
- Chosen Due To Payout Potential: 50 Dragons
- Most Favoured Pokies Site: FastPay Casino
Findings on the Popularity of Wolf Treasure
Wolf Treasure pokie, created by IGTech, was by far the most searched for, and that's mainly thanks to its similar design and feature set to the Wolf Moon land-based pokie. Both of these games offer a hold & spin bonus feature and a very similar graphical design.
Hold & Spin Feature
After conducting multiple player interviews the team behind AusCasinos learned that a disproportionate percentage of players were looking for online pokie machines with hold & spin feature. The reason for this turned out to be their close reminiscence of popular gaming machines at land-based casinos across the country. That and also the fact that hold & spin pokies are typically found at the lower end of volatility charts.
Australians Prefer Low-Mid Volatility
While the overall trend in the world is moving towards more and more volatile games, Australians are not currently following. The study found that players spent most of the time playing games that are classified as having low or mid-level volatility levels with no bonus buy options or special features increasing the volatility.
80% of People Play on Their Mobile Phones
The findings were consistent across the board - close to 80% (79.7%) of the players were using their mobile phones to play online pokies. This was in line with the overall trends of the gaming world shifting towards play on the go and sends a strong signal to those looking to succeed in the creation of these kinds of games.
Only 10% of Players Have Tried Real Money Pokies
The majority of the players played pokies in free play mode as a way to pass time and entertain themselves. Only about 10% had ever tried to play in real money mode.
Perhaps the strongest conclusion of the study conducted was the direct correlation between which online pokie machines players preferred and what was offered at brick-and-mortar casinos in Australia. Those games that use very similar design, feature sets or even name of the games are also the preferred choice of players.
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