IGT narrowed the GGR gap between itself and Evolution as the latest statistics on online casino performance in the US were revealed in Eilers-Fantini’s April report. 

Games Global was another top performer, with some of its games climbing over 100 places to take prime positions in several charts. 

Once again, the report was published alongside stats from the Canadian igaming sector as the researchers’ Canada Online Game Performance Report continues to expand its research. 

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Three games cemented their position at the pinnacle of the top games by GGR chart, with IGT’s Cash Eruption slot and Blackjack table game keeping hold of first and second place, followed by Anaxi’s consecutive third place finish with online slot Buffalo

Cash Eruption and Blackjack secured 2.62 and 1.98 per cent of GGR across the month, respectively, while Buffalo came in at 1.79 per cent. 

Signalling the developer’s third title within the top five, IGT’s Cleopatra slot rose from fifth to fourth with 1.12 per cent while Live Dealer Roulette from Evolution placed fifth (1.08 per cent GGR). 

Light & Wonder’s 88 Fortunes was the only title that made up the rest of the top 10 to have placed within the top 10 for March, as table game American Roulette from Internal (0.99 per cent) and Games Global’s slot Rising Rewards (0.96 per cent) came sixth and seventh. 88 Fortunes came eight with 0.93 per cent. 

The top 10 was rounded out by ninth placed Blackjack Surrender from IGT with 0.92 per cent and Live Dealer Lightning Roulette from Evolution with 0.89 per cent. 

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Within the top 25 games by GGR, slots represented the strongest-performing format with 16 titles, with five live casino and four table games making up the remaining titles. 

On the other hand, the top games overall charts saw a complete overhaul this month, as March’s top game – Blackjack from IGT – was forced down to fifth place. 

In its place, Internal’s American Roulette title topped the pile, climbing from ninth to first, while the same studio’s Craps game secured second place, climbing from seventh place. 

Cash Eruption, IGT’s slot that finished second last month, took third place, while an astonishing 184 places were climbed by Games Global’s Gold Blitz Extreme slot, taking fourth place from its previous finish of 188th. 

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In the slots charts, IGT’s Cash Eruption remained in first place, while Games Global’s Gold Blitz Extreme took another giant leap, securing second place after a 144th place finish last month. 

Making up the rest of the top five were Games Global’s new ranking, Rising Rewards, which came in third place followed by Capital Gains from AGS, falling to fourth from last month’s second place.

Light & Wonder’s 88 Fortunes also dropped several places, coming in at fifth after last month’s third place finish. 

Similarly to the March report, 11 studios were represented in the top slot charts, with GreentubePlaytechReel PlayAnaxiSpinberry, Evolution and Everi all included in the top 25. 

Unsurprisingly, Gold Blitz Extreme topped the pile in the new game rankings, gaining the lead after only coming in 39th the previous month.

The slot was followed by a new ranking from Greentube, Piggy Prizes Wand of Riches, in second place and last month’s leader, Anaxi’s Buffalo Gold Collection, in third. 

Two new rankings from Light & Wonder completed the top five for new games, with Thundering Gorilla and Blazing 777 Triple Double Jackpot Wild coming in fourth and fifth, respectively. 

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For yet another consecutive month, slots were the dominant vertical in the new games charts, with all of the top 25 games being slot titles. 

Evolution sat on top of the supplier charts with 17.9 per cent of GGR, a slight drop on last month’s 19.5 per cent, with IGT and Light & Wonder taking their usual sports in second and third with 17.1 and 14.3 per cent, respectively.

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Evolution’s tracked portfolio is 85.7 per cent slots, with IGT’s 86.1 per cent and Light & Wonder’s 90.7 per cent slots. 

While it remained in fourth place, Games Global gained some footing on the big three suppliers, rising from March’s 9.9 per cent of GGR to 10.6 per cent. The group’s tracked portfolio is 100 per cent slots. 

Slots remained the dominant segment when looking at the total games tracked, with a total percentage of 91.6, ahead of table games which stands at 3.5 per cent. 

Instant win games were up next with 1.8 per cent, ahead of live casino’s 1.7 per cent, video poker’s 0.9 per cent, the 0.3 per cent from bingo/keno and 0.2 per cent from lottery. 

Mobile recorded 70.1 per cent for the highest percentage of theoretical win generated, beating desktop’s 28.7 per cent and tablet’s 1.2 per cent. 

This latest analysis examined data from Michigan, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut across 30 online casino sites, tracking 54,678 games to represent around 64 per cent of the US market.

Canadian performance

Eilers-Fantini’s Canadian analysis continues to grow as the report now covers statistics from 10 online casino sites, tracking 16,057 games across five provinces. 

In top games by GGR charts for Canada, IGT’s Cash Eruption title took first place yet again, securing 1.74 per cent of GGR, followed by the same two Pragmatic Play slots in Sweet Bonanza and Sugar Rush that also came in second and third place last month, with 1.29 and 1.15 per cent, respectively. 

Coming in at fourth place, and ensuring that the top four titles remained the same as in last month’s report, was IGT’s Cleopatra with 1.12 per cent. IGT also claimed fifth place with its Blackjack game, gaining 1.1 per cent of GGR. 

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While the Canada report usually sees IGT and Pragmatic Play fight closely for the top spot in the supplier charts, IGT showed strides to take top place with 17.03 per cent of GGR. 

Meanwhile, Pragmatic Play was close to having second place taken from it, as Evolution’s third place finish with 14.83 per cent GGR came close to the slot developer’s 14.96 per cent. 

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