Continuing CasinoBeats‘ series of updates from SlotCatalog‘s SlotRank leaderboard, which highlights the popularity of online slots based on casino lobby position, this week we take a look at Big Time Gaming’s strengthening foothold in the UK market. 

For the first time, Big Time has secured two of the top five positions in the SlotRank UK leaderboard, with hit titles Bonanza and Extra Chilli

The positions in the SlotRank leaderboard are calculated on a daily basis by scanning the lobby positions of hundreds of online slot titles across hundreds of online casinos in a wide range of markets.

Extra Chilli is the newest release in the top five – albeit still launched more than a year ago, in April 2018 – and this week has climbed to No 5, while Bonanza has maintained its No 2 spot, both of which are clearly hitting the right notes with UK players.

This is the latest development in the Big Time Gaming story, as the company prepares to take its market-leading games into the US, with players reportedly eager to see what the innovative developer has to offer stateside.

While Big Time continues to shake up the established order, it is worth noting, however, that it is a recurring feature of the SlotRank leaderboard just how many older games remain firm fixtures in casino lobbies across the UK. 

NetEnt’s Starburst – launched in 2013 and still seen as online casino’s “giveaway game” – is unsurprisingly continuing to hold pole position, with Play’n GO’s Book of Dead and NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Quest completing the top five at No 3 and No 4 respectively. 

Elsewhere in the leaderboard, Rainbow Riches from Barcrest remains an enduring hit with players a whole 10 years after its release, coming in at No 6, while interest in NetEnt’s newest title Butterfly Staxx 2 has waned ever so slightly as it drops two places to No 7. 

NetEnt has continued to dominate the UK slot’s scene with five of the top 12 positions, however Blueprint’s Return of Kong Megaways (the success of which owes something to Big Time Gaming’s MegaWays mechanic) and Pirates Plenty The Sunken Treasure from Red Tiger have continued to hold a leaderboard position, joined by Immortal Romance from Microgaming which rounds up the top 10 positions. 

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