Evolution continues to sandwich SG Digital as the top slots providers in the North American online gaming market through November, reports Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, as the group’s latest monthly ‘Eilers-Fantini Online Game Performance Report’ is published.
This collects monthly game performance data directly from online operators to track how games perform in the region’s igaming ecosystem, with an ambition of growing the database similarly to that of its land-based game performance index.
In this latest example, which utilises data from 25 online casino sites across Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and West Virginia, the report has grown to represent 66 per cent of US gross gaming revenue. This includes the tracking of 20,671 games.
Slots continued to dominate the digital footprint of the region’s online casino ecosystem, with the vertical accounting for 86.9 per cent of all unique games tracked.
This comes out ahead of table games’ 5.6 per cent, instant win’s 3.1 per cent, video poker with 1.8 per cent and live casino which comes in at 1.7 per cent. Virtual sports, lottery, and bingo/keno tracked 0.5 per cent, 0.3 per cent, and 0.1 per cent, respectively.
SG Digital once again tops the supplier’s table after being found to account for 23.1 per cent of all games in the region, the majority of which, at 89 per cent, were found to be slots.
Next up is NetEnt at 21.2 per cent, of which 92.8 per cent were discovered to be slots, with International Game Technology rounding off the top three with 15.7 per cent, 84.1 per cent being slots games. This is someway ahead of fourth placed High 5 Games, who accounts for 6.1 per cent of games, all of which were slots.
Mobile leads the devices with the highest percentage of theo win generated at 58.5 per cent, with virtual sports and tables games shown to be the only segment where it doesn’t forge ahead.
Desktop tracks a theo win of 37.7 per cent with tablet lagging behind at 3.8 per cent, with video poker highlighted as a close battle between the two.
On an overall basis, Reel Play and Evolution continue to forge ahead with a theo win index of 3.42 and 3.09 respectively, ahead of Novomatic (2.37), Internal (1.96), IGT (1.33) and AGS (1.25).
Evolution’s Bonanza and SG Digital’s 88 Fortunes maintain their positions at the summit of the top slots games ranks, indexing at 14.96 and 12.66 respectively.
Rounding off the top three is Evolution’s Extra Chilli, with Big Spin Bonus by Inspired, Novomatic’s Diamond Cash Mighty Elephant, and Evolution’s Vault Crack and Piggy Rich Megaway, the new games tracked for the month that make the top 25.
IGT’s Blackjack comes out on top of the overall games charts with an index of 20.73, followed by the aforementioned Bonanza as well as a fellow Blackjack title, this time by NetEnt, which comes in at 13.78.
Rick Eckert, managing director of slot performance and analytics at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, explained: “Top performing online video slots this month included Evolution’s Bonanza, followed by SG Digital’s 88 Fortunes, and Evolution’s Extra Chilli as we see the ‘Ultra Megaways’ themes from the Big Time Gaming (acquired by Evolution) continue to develop hit titles with this game feature.
“Game performance data was captured from 25 online casino sites across Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and West Virginia markets accounting for over 65 per cent of the US online casino markets GGR.”