Evolution’s Bonanza slot has continued to outperform Scientific Games’ 88 Fortunes across North American online casino jurisdictions, reports Eilers-Fantini.

The two continue to occupy the top slots in the group’s latest ‘Online Game Performance Report’ for December, which also sees the former’s Extra Chilli title round-off the three places at the summit of slot ranks.

As a wave of games surged into the top 25, such as Double Da Vinci Diamonds by High 5 Games and SG’s Dolphin Reef, only Tiger Lord and Big Piggy Bonus by AGS and Inspired, respectively, became the only new entrants to the slots charts.

On an overall basis, International Game Technology’s Blackjack continues to lead the way, ahead of the aforementioned Bonanza as well as Live Dealer Roulette by Evolution, which boasts seven titles in the top 25.

New entrants both come via the Evolution group as First Person Blackjack and Blackjack Surrender, from the firm’s NetEnt brand, join the list.

The Eilers-Fantini Online Game Performance Report 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.

December’s analysis utilises data from 25 online casino sites across Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and West Virginia, and has grown to track 22,682 games.

Rick Eckert, managing director of slot performance and analytics at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, commented: “In the latest Eilers-Fantini Online Game Performance Report – December ’21 coverage continues to grow across five US jurisdictions with 25 sites tracked. 

“Highlights this month include continued dominance from Evolution’s ‘Bonanza’ as the top ranked slot followed by, but continuing to outperform, SG Digitals ’88 Fortunes’ a popular land-based title. 

“IGT’s ‘Blackjack’ and ‘Game King Poker’ leading table games and video poker segments respectively, and Evolution’s ‘Live Dealer Roulette’ leading the live casino segment as we continue to see live casino gain traction, especially when compared to the RNG roulette counterparts.

“SG Digital and NetEnt continue to lead in total games tracked, accounting for over 40 per cent of the games in the market, with SG at 22 per cent and NetEnt at 20 per cent.”

Slots continued to dominate the digital footprint of the region’s online casino ecosystem, with the vertical growing to account for 87.1 per cent of all unique games tracked.

This comes out ahead of table games’ 5.7 per cent, instant win’s 2.8 per cent, live casino at 1.8 per cent and video poker 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 retains its place at the summit of the supplier’s table after being found to account for 22 per cent of all games in the region, the majority of which, at 88.9 per cent, were found to be slots.

Next up is NetEnt at 20.4 per cent, of which 92.4 per cent were discovered to be slots, with IGT rounding off the top three with 15.2 per cent, 83.7 per cent being slots games. This is someway ahead of fourth placed High 5 Games, who accounts for 7.2 per cent of games, all of which were slots.

Mobile leads the devices with the highest percentage of theo win generated at 61.1 per cent, with video poker and lottery shown to be the only segments where it doesn’t forge ahead. 

Desktop tracks a theo win of 34.7 per cent with tablet lagging behind at 4.3 per cent, with video poker highlighted as a close battle between the two.