Games Global burst into the top of the supplier charts to rival EvolutionIGT and Light & Wonder in the latest Eilers-Fantini online game performance report for the US. 

The igaming conglomerate’s rise can be attributed to its acquisition of Digital Gaming Corporation, a staunch performer in recent Eilers-Fantini reports. 

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming and Fantini Research’s monthly report was again accompanied by the researchers’ newly launched insights into Canada’s igaming ecosystem, which saw Pragmatic Play almost atop the supplier pile once again.  

US statistics

While Anaxi’s Buffalo slot dominated the top games by gross gaming revenue tables in previous months, January saw the title knocked off its perch down to third due to two long-standing contenders from IGT – Blackjack and Cash Eruption

Buffalo’s percentage of GGR fell to 2.14 per cent, allowing IGT’s Blackjack to take pole position despite taking a GGR hit itself, falling to 2.64 per cent. 

IGT’s Cash Eruption slot sat between the two with a GGR percentage of 2.6 per cent, with Games Global’s, formerly DGC’s, Blazing Bison Gold Blitz remaining in the top five, climbing to fourth place at 1.36 per cent. 

Rounding out the top five games by GGR was Light & Wonder’s Lightning Roulette live casino title, which made its way to fifth in February with 1.16 per cent. 


From the top 25 titles by GGR, 16 were slot releases, representing the strongest-performing format. The rest of the top-performing titles included five live casino titles, three table games and one video poker release. 

In the top-performing games overall table, IGT’s Blackjack trumped the competition once again by keeping its first place ahead of Cash Eruption, which made ground by climbing one place to achieve second. 

AGS’ Capital Gains slot leapt from fourth to third place, while Evolution’s Live Dealer Speeder Baccarat shot up from 12th to fourth and Games Global’s Buffalo Bison Gold Blitz dropped from second place to fifth. 


The slots charts saw Cash Eruption lead the way in first place, with Capital Gains coming in second. Both of these slots climbed one place as the previous month’s leader, Blazing Bison Gold Blitz, dropped to third. 

To round out the top five, Design Works Gaming’s Pop A Shot jumped a massive 18 places to go from 22nd to fourth, while Light & Wonder’s 88 Fortunes took fifth place. 

Overall, 12 individual suppliers were represented in the top 25 slots, with AnaxiReel Play4ThePlayerWhite Hat StudiosPlay’n GO and Greentube each finding a place in the top slots. 

An even share was also witnessed in the top performers, with eight individual suppliers making up the top 10. 


For the US’ new game rankings, January’s leader, Greentube’s Diamond Cash Mighty Buffalo, fell to seventh place as three completely new contenders helped to make up the top five. 

Anaxi’s Buffalo Gold Collection showed robust performance to find the top place after settling with second the month prior, while positions two, three and four belonged to new entries Platinum 8x8x8x from AGS, Fishin Pots of Gold Gold Blitz from Games Global and Play’n GO’s Piggy Blitz, respectively. 

Meanwhile, 4ThePlayer’s recent slot release 4 Fantastic Fish rose from eighth place to secure a top-five finish. 

Slots were, once again, the dominant vertical in the new games charts, with all of the top 25 games being slot titles. 

Evolution spent another month atop the supplier charts, achieving 19.6 per cent of GGR, while IGT and Light & Wonder kept their respective second and third places with 17.9 and 14.2 per cent. 

However, a new entry got as close to breaking into that top three as we’ve ever seen for a supplier, as Games Global achieved a percentage of GGR of 9.7 per cent. The supplier mix by game category revealed that 100 per cent of Games Global’s tracked titles were slot releases. 

Meanwhile, Evolution’s tracked portfolio is 85.5 per cent slots, with IGT’s 86.1 per cent and Light & Wonder’s 90.7 per cent slots. 

Slots remained the dominant segment when looking at the total games tracked, with a total percentage of 91.5, ahead of table games which stands at 3.6 per cent. 

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

Mobile recorded 79.6 per cent for the highest percentage of theoretical win generated, beating desktop’s 29.3 per cent and tablet’s 1.1 per cent. 

This latest analysis examined data from Michigan, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut across 30 online casino sites, tracking 50,416 games to represent around 64 per cent of the US market.

Canadian performance

Just the third-ever Canadian Eilers-Fantini report covered statistics from eight online casino sites, tracking 10,080 games across four provinces. 

For top games by GGR, Live Dealer Roulette from Evolution led the pack with 1.47 per cent of GGR, followed by IGT’s Cash Eruption slot with 1.29 per cent. 

Making up the rest of the top five was Pragmatic Play’s Sweet Bonanza slot (1.26 per cent), Evolution’s Live Dealer Baccarat (1.16 per cent) and Gates of Olympus from Pragmatic Play (1.15 per cent). 


Pragmatic Play’s usual lead on top of the Canadian supplier charts fell flat, as IGT gained the highest percentage of theoretical win, standing at 16.7 per cent. 

Pragmatic Play took second place with 15.55 per cent, with Light & Wonder and Evolution taking third and fourth place respectively, with 13.97 and 13.65 per cent. 

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