Design Works Gaming has maintained its momentum across both the overall and new games ranks in August’s Eilers-Fantini Online Game Performance Report, while Gaming Realms made waves to charge to top spot in the latter.

The former sees the Arizona-headquartered group take the gold in the overall charts with Flippin Rich LuckyTap, which leads the way ahead of International Game Technology’s Blackjack and Light & Wonder’s 88 Fortunes.

Top Game Ranks – Overall

This latter scooped the top spot in the slots listing, leading the way ahead of a stalwart of the rankings in Bonanza by Evolution’s Big Time Gaming and Gaming Realm’s timely Slingo Shark Week.

With the top two maintaining their dominance in the online slots breakdown, the top ten features seven unique suppliers with only Evolution (three) and DWG (two) boasting multiple appearances.

On a new game basis, tracking those titles released 180 days prior to the current reporting month, DWG’s Molten Hot 7’s and Break The Bounty LuckyTap sit in second and third behind the aforementioned Slingo Shark Week. 

This Gaming Realms release, which leads the way in new slots, was developed in partnership with Warner Bros Discovery and debuted on May 31, 2022 ahead of the US’ Shark Week in July 2022 on the Discovery channel, which is lauded as “the longest-running cable television event in history”.

Molten Hot 7’s scooped its second silver in the slots table ahead of Primate King by Evolution’s Red Tiger Gaming. Nine newly tracked slots make the top 25, with DWG featuring on six occasions.

New Top Game Ranks – Slots

“Today we published the Eilers-Fantini Online Game Performance Report – August ’22,” stated Rick Eckert, managing director of slot performance and analytics at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming. 

“Design Works Gaming continues to produce top performing instant win titles with Flippin Rich LuckyTap leading the segment. 

“Slots were continued to be led by 88 Fortunes and Bonanza from Light & Wonder and Evolution respectively with Gaming Realms new Slingo Shark Week securing the third rank. 

“IGT continued their dominance in table games and video poker, while Pixiu Gamings Lucky 8 Keno moved back to the top-ranking bingo/keno theme.”  

When examining the performance of supplier’s it is Evolution that leads on total games percentage after accounting for 23.3, of which 87.1 were slots, as well as taking 28.2 per cent to total gross gaming revenue.

On a GGR basis IGT falls next in line with 23.4 per cent, however, the group sits in third in the ‘supplier mix by game category’ classification with a 15.1 per cent overall percentage, with 84.2 per cent slots.

Light & Wonder, which occupied 20.9 per cent of the igaming space with 89.9 per cent of its titles being slots, took 17.6 per cent of GGR.

Supplier summary – gross gaming revenue

Slots retained its dominant position when looking at the total games tracked with a total percentage of 90.4, ahead of table games’ 4.9 per cent, live casino with 1.9 per cent, the 1.6 per cent of video poker, and 0.7 per cent for instant win. Lottery and bingo/keno each came out with 0.2 per cent, with virtual sports a single percentage point.

Mobile maintains its frontrunning status with the highest percentage of theo win generated at 64.5 per cent leading the way in slots, table games, live casino, lottery, instant win, virtual sports and bingo/keno.

Desktop is reported as producing a theo win of 32.4 per cent and forges ahead in the video poker. Tablet lags behind with a theo win of 3.1 per cent and comes out on top in lottery.

The Eilers-Fantini 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 Michigan, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut across 29 online casino sites, tracking 34,194 games to represent 58.5 per cent of the market in terms of gross gaming revenue.

“More suppliers of online casino content continue to enter the US market being covered in the Eilers-Fantini Online Game Performance Database with a new supplier being tracked nearly every month over the past three consecutive months,” Eckert continued. 

“We now are tracking 30 unique suppliers across the 29 sites reporting data in the US with 10 unique suppliers being represented in the top 25 overall games. When compared to our latest land based report only 5 unique suppliers were represented in the top 25 core overall games.”

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.