Greece’s love of gaming stretches back to ancient times, so it’s no surprise that players in the Mediterranean country love putting their luck to the test. Players have hundreds of games from which to choose, but some stand head and shoulders above the rest as firm favourites.
In many ways, the Greek love of gaming echoes findings in a recent survey conducted in Germany. Find out more about which games come out tops, and then check out Gaming Club’s Online Casino Games page to see which of your favourite games you can play with us.
European Gaming Trends
Greece and Germany are two countries that some might say appear at opposite ends of the European cultural spectrum. However, various trends, whether in gaming or fashion, tend to be followed throughout Europe.
A survey in Germany, commissioned by the Deutscher Spielbankenverband revealed that one third of Germans had placed at least one bet in a casino. In keeping with international trends, the majority of those respondents were men.
The survey also found that, while the bulk of gaming revenue was generated by slots, the most popular game among players was actually roulette. Men tended to prefer slots, blackjack, and poker, while women preferred roulette.
A surprising find was that approximately two-thirds of German players under the age of 29 named slots as their favourite game, and that they preferred playing online or on their mobile devices.
When it comes to the favourite casino games of players in Greece, there is, much like in Germany, no one game that everyone plays. Instead, different games appeal to different players.
Younger players also tend to prefer slots, while older players are divided between slots and table games, card games, and speciality games.
Greek Players’ Favourite Slots
When it comes to Millennial and Generation-X Greek players, online slots, specifically video slots, are a firm favourite. This stands in contrast to players from older generations, who, while they certainly play video slots, are also happy to spin the reels of classic and progressive jackpot slots.
One reason for younger players’ love of video slots is because they are the generations that grew up playing video games. They experienced first-hand the console and arcade booms, as well as the beginnings of online video gaming.
Video slots, especially more recent releases by developers such as Microgaming, incorporate many elements that would be familiar, if not expected, by younger Greek players. In addition to offering gaming on three or five reels and however many adjustable paylines, video slots also offer bonus features.
Examples of some of the features players can encounter are Wild and Scatter symbols, animated clips and sequences, special effects, and themed second-screen games that feature different gameplay to the main game.
It also helps that more and more video slots are being based in popular culture, whether comics, movies, and even video games.
Favourite Other Casino Games
Apart from slots, the favourite games of many Greek players include those such as blackjack and roulette. You can play different versions of them for real money at Gaming Club on your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
Blackjack being a favourite game isn’t limited to Greece alone. In fact, it is the world’s most popular card game. Also known as 21, it is played by the player and the dealer.
Roulette offers action and entertainment for relatively simple gameplay. Few strategies are involved, as all players essentially do is bet on which wheel pocket they think a ball will land in. The most popular versions include the European and French versions.
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