IGT leapfrogged over Evolution to reach the pinnacle of the supplier charts in June’s Eilers-Fantini report looking into US igaming performance. 

Although the two suppliers have been almost neck-and-neck atop the ‘top suppliers by GGR’ charts, and with both studios boasting several leading titles in the ‘top games by GGR’ charts, June marks the first month in 2024 where IGT has led the pack. 

IGT also made it two-for-two in the top supplier rankings, as the Eilers-Fantini Canada report revealed the statistics behind slot performance in Ontario and other Canadian provinces for the month. 

US performance 

For yet another month, IGT’s Cash Eruption slot and Blackjack table game, placing first and second respectively, and Anaxi’s Buffalo slot held their places as the top three games by GGR in the US. 

Evolution’s Live Dealer Roulette title also remained in fifth place but did fall short of IGT’s Blackjack Surrender title in fourth, rising from seventh position in May’s charts. 

The rest of the top 10 for this category included IGT’s Cleopatra, Games Global’s Rising Rewards, 88 Fortunes by Light & Wonder, Reel Play’s Hypernova Megaways and Evolution’s Live Dealer Blackjack, dropping six places after placing fourth in the previous month.  

From the top 25 games per GGR, 14 were slot titles, five were table games, five were live casino titles and one video poker game was included. 

Looking at the top games overall charts, the top five represented a mix of stability and high climbers. While IGT’s Cash Eruption and Blackjack games remained in first and second place, Internal’s Craps title jumped from fourth to third and Capital Gains by AGS lept from fifth to fourth. 

To round out the top five, High 5 GamesSecrets of the Forest completed an astonishing feat of rising 1,090 places in June, placing fifth after having placed 1,095th in May. 

88 Fortunes, Live Dealer Lightning Roulette from Evolution, Rising Rewards, Evolution’s Live Dealer Speed Baccarat and The Goonies Hey You Guys by White Hat Studios made up the rest of the top ten, with the latter performing significantly well as a new ranking. 

For the slot-specific charts, Cash Eruption secured first place for consecutive months, while AGS’ Capital Gains did the same to place second. 

Secrets of the Forest unsurprisingly climbed an impressive number of places in the slot charts too, placing third after coming in 973rd place last month. 

Back to showcasing stability, 88 Fortunes from L&W secured fourth place for consecutive months, while Rising Rewards from Games Global rose from ninth to fifth. 

Within the top 25 slots, 13 suppliers were represented as Greentube, Anaxi, Reel Play, Gamecode, Everi, Evolution, Bragg Gaming Group and White Hat Studios each placed at least once. 

For the new game rankings overall, Gamecode’s Boom Boom Boom slot secured pole position for a second-straight month and a new ranking from Games Global – Dark Waters Power Combo – clinched second place. 

In corresponding order, Cashpile from Gamecode, Coin Combo Explosion Jackpot Festival from L&W and Buffalo Gold Collection by Anaxi made up the rest of the top five. 

Once again, each game that appeared in the top 25 new game rankings was a slot title, proving the vertical’s dominance in the US. 

As aforementioned, IGT knocked Evolution from its perch atop the supplier charts, topping the pile with an 18.3 per cent share of GGR, a one per cent increase from the 17.3 per cent it gained in May. 

Evolution came in second with 17.9 per cent GGR share (May: 17.9 per cent), while Light & Wonder kept its usual third place with 13.9 per cent (May: 13.8 per cent). 

As the only supplier to come slightly close to the top three, Games Global’s GGR share declined for a second straight month, coming in at 8.4 per cent (May: 9.2 per cent). 

Slots remained the dominant segment for total games tracked, with a total percentage of 91.7, ahead of table games which stands at 3.6 per cent. 

Instant win was up next with 1.7 per cent, slightly ahead of live casino’s 1.4 per cent, video poker’s 0.9 per cent and the 0.3 per cent shared between bingo/keno and lottery segments. 

Mobile recorded the highest percentage of theoretical win generated per vertical with 70.4 per cent, followed by desktop at 28.1 per cent and tablet at 1.6 per cent. 

The latest US Eilers-Fantini report examined data from Michigan, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut across 30 online casino sites, tracking 59,500 games to represent around 64 per cent of the US market.

Canada round-up

The researchers’ Canadian report continues to provide statistics on the nation’s online casino industry, covering nine online casino sites to track 16,178 games across five provinces. 

Yet again, Cash Eruption led the way in Canada’s top games by GGR charts as well as the US, retaining its first place with a 1.95 per cent share of the total theoretical win.

Cash Eruption was followed by another IGT slot, as Cleopatra came in second place with 1.3 per cent, while Inspired’s Big Piggy Bank dropped from second place in May to third, with 1.1 per cent. 

Pragmatic Play’s Sweet Bonanza and IGT’s Blackjack title rounded out the top five, with 1.09 and 1.03 per cent respectively. 

In what has been an impressive month for IGT across a majority of metrics, the supplier topped Canada’s supplier charts, gaining 19.3 per cent of the theoretical win (May: 17.09 per cent). 

Evolution placed second with 14.2 per cent (May: 14.87 per cent) and Pragmatic Play recovered slightly after dropping from first place to fourth in May, placing third with 12.09 per cent (11.6 per cent). Light & Wonder dropped from third to fourth with 10.64 per cent (May: 11.46 per cent). 

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