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Greek slot players: Classic themes, lower stakes

| By Robin Harrison
Greek slot players faced a €2 per spin stake limit when the market re-regulated in 2020, but how have players reacted to 2022’s higher €20 bet cap?
Every Matrix Greek slot player habits

Slot Trumps moves to Greece for its third market, assessing whether a long-running regulatory process has created a new growth opportunity for igaming. 

Slots were firmly in the government’s sights throughout this process. At first, any game using a random number generator was banned. This was ultimately lifted, although the market launched with a €2 per spin stake cap and a three-second delay between spins. 

The maximum bet limit was raised to €20 per spin in May 2022, but has this changed player behaviour in Greece?

Greeks stick to the classics

As a Balkan country there’s a focus on classic slot themes, according to EveryMatrix’s Slot Trumps, similar to Romania. Games with fruit symbols or animals tend to perform best, making up 17.6% and 15% of the most popular 1,865 games available on SlotMatrix. 

Greek slot players also prefer classic features, especially those that offer them more game time such as free spins, which can be found in 60% of the market’s most popular games. Wilds, a tried-and-tested base game feature, also perform well in Greece. 

EveryMatrix Slot Trumps Greece
Average bet sizes remain small in Greece

Slot Trumps Greece: Lower stakes, longer sessions

Lower average bet sizes show the impact of stake limits on Greek slot players, according to the Slot Trumps Greece dashboard. 

Across the top 20 games on SlotMatrix, bets per spin average €0.79. This shows the impact of the maximum bet cap on slots in Greece, significantly lower than Romania’s €2.59 average bet and even below the €1.04 staked by Brazilian slot players

Simliar to Romania, players prefer a medium-high volatility slot, but they are significantly more active. Greek players average 6.2 sessions across SlotMatrix’s top 20 games, higher than Romania (4.1) and Brazil (5.11).

“What’s more, a Greek player places considerably more bets during each gaming session than their counterparts in Brazil and Romania,” EveryMatrix adds. 

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