High 5 Games’ Golden Knight II slot has risen up the charts to break past dominance by Evolution and SG Digital in February’s ‘Eilers-Fantini Online Game Performance Report’.

The title, released in 2016 as a sequel to 2014’s introduction of the same name, rose from ninth in the overall game charts and seventh in the slot rankings to dislodge Evolution’s Bonanza, which is down to fourth in both. Through December Golden Knight II sat in 657th spot in the slot rankings.

“While Golden Knight II from High 5 Games is only tracked at four sites currently, it leads the slots segment and overall indexes at 17.90x,” it is noted within the report.

On a slots basis, a total of eight suppliers occupy the top ten positions, with High 5, Evolution, and SG Digital joined by Design Works Gaming, AGS, Bragg Gaming, IGT, and ReelPlay.

Sitting in second place in both the overall and slots rankings is SG Digital’s 88 Fortunes, up from third and staying consistent month-on-month, respectively, with the previously unranked Break The Bounty by DWG making a surge to round-off the top three. The aforementioned Golden Knight from High 5 is also represented in the top 25 slots this month at thirteenth.

Top game ranks – slots

Of the DWG entry, and at such a lofty position, the Eilers-Fantini report noted: “Design Works Gaming produces a new game tracked in the OGPD with Break the Bounty ranked number three, but like the High 5 theme, it is only tracked at a few sites (three) showing a low confidence interval.”

Evolution Blackjack Surrender rose from seventh to occupy top spot in the table games ranks, coming out ahead IGT’s Blackjack which was last month’s leader and Blackjack Poker and Pairs in third. 

The 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.

This latest analysis examines data from 26 online casino sites, across Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and West Virginia, tracking 25,022 games to represent 60 per cent of the market in terms of gross gaming revenue.

Slots is once again the dominant vertical across North America’s igaming ecosystem, accounting for 88 per cent of all unique games tracked, up from 87.4 per cent month-on-month.

This comes out ahead of table games’ 5.2 per cent (January: 5.4 per cent), as well as instant win’s 2.7 per cent (January: 2.8 per cent), live casino’s at 1.4 per cent (January: 1.8 per cent), video poker which remains consistent at 1.7 per cent, virtual sports’ 0.6 per cent (January: 0.5 per cent), lottery with 0.4 per cent (January: 0.3 per cent), and bingo/keno which once again rounds things off with 0.1 per cent.

Evolution remains ahead in the ‘Supplier Mix by Game Category’ rundown, after being found to account for 22.9 per cent (January: 25 per cent) of all games in the region, 86.9 per cent of which were slots.

SG Digital followed-up to maintain its second place, accounting for 20.1 per cent (January: 21.6 per cent) of games of which 89.3 per cent were slots.

Next up is IGT at 13.5 per cent, of which 84 per cent were discovered to be slots, with High 5, Everi, and Ainsworth following-up with 8.5, per cent, 6 per cent, and 4.5 per cent, respectively, all of which were slots.

Operating system by game type – percentage of total theo win

It was mobile that once again led the devices with the highest percentage of theo win generated at 58.8 per cent (January: 60 per cent), with video poker joining virtual sports as the only segments where it doesn’t forge ahead.

Desktop tracks a theo win of 36.7 per cent (January: 35.8 per cent) with tablet lagging behind at 4.5 per cent (January: 4.2 per cent).

Android edges out iOS in the percentage of total theo win in the mobile category with 52.4 per cent, however, the latter dominates the tablet space at 89.7 per cent.

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