Design Works Gaming has soared up the ranks in the latest Eilers-Fantini Online Game Performance Report, joining fellow top performers from the likes of IGT, Evolution, and Light & Wonder.

The Scottsdale, Arizona, development studio has seen its Break The Bounty title leap from third to first place in the overall gaming rankings through March, edging out 88 Fortunes by Light & Wonder and IGT’s Blackjack.

Furthermore, DWG also sees its Flippin Rich slot sit fifth, with newly tracked games making the top 25 comprising Go Fish, 100x Ra, and Unlimited Blackjack by Inspired, L&W, and Evolution, respectively.

Top Game Ranks – overall

88 Fortunes climbed from second to top spot in the slots bracket, finishing narrowly ahead of the aforementioned Bonanza and Flippin Rich games for the second straight month.

IGT’s Blackjack and Blackjack Poker and Pairs sit first and third in the table games category, sandwiching the Blackjack offering of the Evolution gaming group.

Rick Eckert, managing director of slot performance and analytics at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, said of the latest report: “Design Works Gaming has gained traction with instant win games the past couple months with Flippin Rich and Break the Bounty.

“Instant win titles, unlike slots, don’t have spinning reels that need to index symbols on lines and ways to generate wins, but as the name states instantly present the player with a win or loss. 

“That doesn’t mean these games lack volatility or multipliers, bonuses, and other key features; they just get to the point quicker which may appeal to a gambler looking for quick wins and losses without the emotion of waiting for trigger symbols, free games, and bonus rounds. 

“While these two titles are only tracked at a few online casinos currently they have soared into the top 10 overall rankings in the latest reports.” 

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 28 online casino sites, across Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and West Virginia, tracking 28,731 games to represent 57 per cent of the market in terms of gross gaming revenue.

Slots’ dominant position in the US’ igaming ecosystem grows further still through March after accounting for 89.9 per cent of all games tracked, up from 88 per cent and 87.4 per cent during February and January.

This comes out ahead of table games’ 5.1 per cent (February: 5.2 per cent), live casino with two per cent (February: 1.4 per cent), video poker which remains consistent once more at 1.7 per cent, instant win’s 0.7 per cent (February: 2.7 per cent) virtual sports’ 0.2 per cent (February: 0.6 per cent), lottery with 0.3 per cent (February: 0.4 per cent), and bingo/keno which once again rounds things off with 0.1 per cent.

Evolution retains its place at the summit of the ‘Supplier Mix by Game Category’ breakdown, after accounting for 22.4 per cent of all games tracked with 87.1 per cent of those being slots.

The rebranded L&W and IGT followed in second and third once more, with it reported that they accounted for 21.3 per cent and 15.1 per cent of all games and 88.5 per cent and 84.1 per cent of those were also slots.

High 5, Everi, and Ainsworth followed-up with 7.7, per cent, 5.8 per cent, and 3.9 per cent, respectively, all of which were slots. 

On a device basis, mobile maintains its frontrunning status with the highest percentage of theo win generated at 62.2 per cent (February: 58.8 per cent), leading the way in slots, table games, live casino, instant win, and virtual sports.

Desktop tracks a theo win of 34.1 per cent (February: 36.7 per cent) and forges ahead in the bingo/keno and video poker categories, with tablet, which soared to the front in lottery, lagging behind at 3.7 per cent (February: 4.5 per cent).

March has also seen Android lose its leading position in the percentage of total theo win in the mobile category, with iOS ahead 61.6 per cent to 38.4 per cent. iOS also dominates the tablet space once more after remaining consistent on 89.7 per cent.

If interested in learning more, subscribing, or participating in the Eilers-Fantini Online Game Performance Database reach out to Rick Eckert at [email protected].

Eckert will also be attending next month’s ICE London, with enquiries to be sent to the same email address.