Crazy Time Tracker

Our Crazy Time Tracker shows the number of players by day and hour. You can track Crazy Time usage and compare the player numbers with any other game shows from Evolution, Playtech or Pragmatic Play.

We have found that Crazy Time is the most popular online casino game show in the world and player numbers are continuing to grow. Player numbers peak in the evening hours and the most popular day is generally on Friday.

What Are Game Shows?

Since the launch of Dream Catcher by Evolution Gaming 2017 a new genre of Live Casino known as Game shows. They combine traditional money wheel games, famous game shows and board games coupled with audience participation. The games are often played by thousands of players and will have several stages within the game for players to win.

Examples of Evolution game shows inlude Monopoly Live and Deal or No Deal Live, both launched in 2019. Popular gameshows by Playtech include Live Adventures Beyond Wonderland and Buffalo Blitz Live, whilst Pragmatic Play offer Mega Wheel Live and Live Sweet Bonanza Candyland.

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What Is Crazy Time?

Crazy Time followed Evolutions first money wheel game Dream Catcher in 2020. It was an instant success and is now the most played Live Casino game worldwide. The game concept is simple and fun, with a mix of RNG game play and presenter led live game entertainment. Based around a Money Wheel that a presenter spins, there are four different bonus games: Cash Hunt, Coin Flip, Pachinko and Crazy Time. For a full run down on the game features you can check out the Evolution site here or play the game here.

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What Are The Most Popular Times To Play Crazy Time?

The graph shows the gameplay by hour of day in UK time, Central European Time is one hour in front. It shows the average number of Crazy Time players in that hour. Crazy Time is available worldwide so you can assume that most play occurs in the early evening/night-time within each time zone. Interestingly the players peak in the late afternoon, which will be early evening in Euope and night-time in Asia. This would suggest most players come from Europe and Asia.

Crazy Time - Best Time Of Day

The Most Popular Day To Play Crazy Time

We have found the most popular day to play is on Fridays. However, it is only slightly more than other days. As you can see in the graphic the average number of players per day the number only changes slightly by day.

Crazy Time - Most Popular Day Of Week

The number of players of Crazy Time do fluctuate throughout the month. Most people are paid monthly and tend get paid at the end of the month. You can see in the graph that the peaks tend to be at the end and the beginning of the month.

Day Of Month - Crazy Time Tracker


Are There Any New Game Shows?

Following the success of Crazy Time there will undoubtedly be new money wheel-based games. Not just from Evolution Gaming but also from existing Live Gaming suppliers such as Pragmatic Play and Playtech. Evolution recently launched Cash or Crash, Playtech recently launched Money Drop Live. New companies such as OnAir Entertainment will also undoubtedly launch new Game Shows.

Who Are Evolution Gaming?

Evolution claims their mission is to be the biggest provider of online casino content worldwide. Judging by our supplier data for slots, we think they are the largest provider of slots content and definitely the largest supplier of Live Games content. They started in 2006 with the main studio in Riga producing content such as Live Roulette and Live Blackjack, followed by studios in Malta in 2014. Evolution Gaming listed on the Stockholm stock exchange in 2015. They continued to launch more studios in Romania, Belgium, Georgia. More recently studios were launched in three US states, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Evolution Gaming continue to produce more Live Games content but have also diversified into online casino slot games by acquiring some of the world’s biggest game studios.

Who do Evolution Gaming Own?

Evolution Gaming are the market leader in Live Casino games. The majority of their content, from Live Table games such as Live Blackjack to sophisticated multi player game shows such as Crazy Time, was created in-house by Evolution gaming. However, in 2018 Evolution acquired Ezugi Gaming, a Live Casino supplier specialising in the Asian market but also active in the US. This gave Evolution an increased presence in New Jersey as well as more Live Game studios.

At that time Evolution Gaming only offered Live Gaming content, they didn’t own any ‘RNG’ content, more commonly known as slots. RNG stands for Random Number Generator, essentially games whose outcome is based on computer algorithms to guarantee a Return To Player % (RTP). This ensure the games are fair and meet regulatory standards in markets. The largest slot provider in terms of content presence was Swedish company, Netent. Evolution Gaming acquired Netent in June 2020, immediately becoming one of the largest online slot game providers in the world. Prior to their acquisition Netent had acquired Red Tiger Gaming in September 2019. This acquisition gave Evolution a leading presence not just in Live Casino but also in the online slots segment. Both companies had a leading presence in regulated markets such as Sweden and the United Kingdom, but also the Asian market.

On the 1st July 2021 Evolution acquired Megaways slot studio Big Time Gaming. The Australian studio developed the Megaways game mechanic on titles such as Bonanza, which become massively popular in online casinos. After a couple of years of exclusively producing their own Megaways games, Big Time Gaming started to licence the Megaways mechanic to other game studios. If you look at our top 100 slots page, you will see how popular Megaways games are.

Within 2 years Evolution gaming transformed from being the top Live Games supplier to the largest online slots company by their two acquisitions. They now have three of the biggest brands in Netent, Red Tiger and Big Time Gaming as well as licencing revenue from Megaways games. Each time a rival casino supplier, such as Pragmatic Play, launch their own Megaways title Evolution Gaming will receive some of the revenue through the licence.

How We Get The Data

To produce the data for Crazy Time Tracker we track multiple sites in several countries. We look at the number of players shown in the lobby several times an hour. For the Crazy Time Tracker we take the maximum reading in the hour for the chart. We believe that the lobby numbers are for the whole Evolution network. When we look at at the player numbers in different sites and regions the lobby numbers are indetical.

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Live Casino – Evolution vs. Playtech?

The Live Casino market is becoming competitive. A couple of years ago Evolution and Playtech were the only major Suppliers. At the time of writing Playtech and Pragmatic Play are beginning to gain market share on Evolution gaming. New entrants such as OnAir Entertainment and Authentic Gaming are also adding to the consumer offering making.

In 2017 the Live Casino consumer offering was dominated by Evolution Gaming. The offering was limited to generic Live Blackjack and Roulette tables. The only major competitor was Playtech, however their content was ‘ring fenced’ through their own exclusive casino pages on popular sports betting sites such as William Hill and Bet365.

Five years later the market has transformed. Evolution Gaming still lead the market, but they face intense competition from several suppliers in Europe and Asia. The product offering has changed as well, with all major Live Casino companies offering a full range of gaming within their lobbies.

Live Casino Acquisition  – Authentic Gaming & Ezugi

Producing Live Casino content is complicated and expensive. Light & Wonder have a huge library of slot games and one of the biggest worldwide aggregator networks. If you are an established gaming brand such as Light & Wonder, it made sense to acquire a live casino company such as Authentic Gaming. Initially providing Live Roulette games, Authentic Gaming now have a variety of Live table games. Light & Wonder will undoubtedly be creating new studios based in the U.S. using the expertise of Authentic Gaming. In 2018 Evolution Gaming acquired Ezugi, a live casino supplier focussed on Asia – a key market. However, Ezugi also had a presence in the US.

Brand Development – OnAir Entertainment

Games Global, formally known as Microgaming, launched the OnAir Entertainment brand in early 2022. Microgaming have been one of the largest suppliers of slot games since the emergence of online casinos. With titles such as ‘Avalon’ and ‘Immortal Romance’ they are one of the biggest suppliers worldwide. Over the last few years they have added several studios to their roster, massively increasing their share within the RNG market. It was a natural step for them to enter the market with OnAir Entertainment. At the time of writing this article their content is already well established on sites such as in both regulated markets and ‘.com’ markets.

 Slot Suppliers Emerge – Pragmatic Play, Stakelogic and Skywind

Other Slots suppliers such as Skywind and Stakelogic are also developing Live Casino games. This will allow them to use their existing distribution channels to rapidly increase content share. The prime example of a casino slots supplier which has grown into the Live Casino space is Pragmatic Play. Our analysis of Live Lobbies suggest that they are gaining market share from Evolution Gaming. Pragmatic lay have full range of Live Games, including their biggest Game Show ‘Mega Wheel Live’.

What About The USA? Playtech, Light & Wonder to Compete With Evolution?

To operate within the States you have to have a studio within the US. Since regulation of states such as New Jersey and Pennsyvania Evolution have had a monopoly on Live Casino. Light & Wonder are one of the most prominent slot suppliers, there is no doubt that their recent acquisition of Authentic Gaming will result in a Live Casino presence within regulated US states soon. Playtech have also entered the US market with their slots content, initially through Bet365, it will definitely be in their plans to produce a Live Casino offering in the US.

Changing Live Casino Content – Leo Vegas, Betway and Poker Stars

The content on casino sites is rapidly changing, reflecting the more competitive market. In 2020 websites like Leo Vegas would be overwhelmingly offering Evolution content, now Pragmatic Play and Authentic Gaming are a growing presence. Site such as Pokerstars, a Flutter owned site, have as much content presence of Playtech Live Games vs. Evolution Gaming.

Summing up, there Live Casino market is changing rapidly. Evolution Gaming still dominate, but other companies are rapidly gaining share.

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