NetEnt’s Starburst Leads Q1 2023 with Unrivaled Performance, UAE Players Take Notice

NetEnt‘s iconic slot game, Starburst, has secured a sweeping victory in Q1 2023 by maintaining its first-place position atop the EGR Slots Tracker for March. The game’s stellar performance has caught the attention of gaming enthusiasts in the UAE, who appreciate top-quality gaming experiences.

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Starburst has held the top position since it shows no signs of slowing down as it enters Q2. Its long-standing rival, Play’n GO‘s Book of Dead, climbed from third to second place, while February’s runner-up, Pragmatic Play‘s Sweet Bonanza, dropped to fourth.

Pragmatic Play‘s Big Bass Bonanza rose from fourth to third place in March, demonstrating the studio’s continued dominance in the upper half of the rankings. The provider has a remarkable presence in the list, with five titles occupying the top 12 positions.

One of the most significant movers in the rankings, 9 Pots of Gold by Gameburger Studios, jumped from 34th place in February to an impressive 10th place in March. Spribe’s Aviator made its debut in the rankings, securing the 15th spot. On the other hand, Novomatic’s Book of Ra Deluxe, previously in 13th place, was the highest-ranking title from February to fall out of the rankings.

EGM also highlighted the top-ranking new slots released since 1 January 2023. Blueprint Gaming’s Fishin Frenzy Even Bigger Catch took the top spot following its 23 February release. Triple Edge Gaming’s Fire and Roses Joker (released on 18 March) and Tippy Tavern by Snowborn Games (released on 14 March) won the silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the new game’s rankings. Fire and Roses Joker was also the title with the most recent release date to secure a position in the top 20.

Casino monitoring 2023 plans

In January 2023, EGR partnered with eGaming Monitor (EGM) to track casino sites and compile the monthly rankings. EGM monitors the game pages of over 2,400 casino sites globally. The European charts are based on the number of game tiles found for each game across operator sites in regulated markets, making the rankings relevant to UAE players who often engage with European operators.

EGM’s tracking focuses on the main casino homepage of each site, covering slots, instants, scratch cards, Slingo, and crash games but excluding table games, live games, video poker, video bingo, and others.

In March, EGM tracked 11,419 games from 348 studios in 23 European regulated markets, including the UK, Italy, Spain, Germany, and the Netherlands.

With EUR as the currency for the UAE gaming audience, NetEnt’s Starburst and other top-ranking games offer an unparalleled gaming experience in the international market. The game’s dominant performance in Q1 2023 is a testament to its popularity among gaming enthusiasts, including those in the UAE, who seek world-class gaming experiences.

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Raguia is the Content Writer for the UAE market. She has been a writer since the early 2000s, specializing first in journalism, then social media and now content writing. She likes to follow casino trends and stay up to date with the ins and outs of the gaming industry. She plans her next trip if she isn't trying, testing and reviewing casinos. She speaks five languages, has visited 37 countries, and will keep travelling while playing online.

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