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Anaxi upsets IGT Blackjack: Eilers Fantini

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Anaxi Buffalo Slot title took the top spot in the latest Eilers-Fantini November report.

Blackjack, IGT’s Blackjack was still in the second spot but it had been there for several years. Table games’ percentage of GGR fell from last month’s 3.7% to just 3.49.

Anaxi Buffalo, in its only third month in Eilers Fantini’s reports, has shot straight up to number one. Buffalo’s GGR was 4.55 percent.

Cash Eruption was the top slot game from IGT, but it dropped to bronze. Its performance was 2.19 percent, a small increase over 2.15 percent in February.

Digital Gaming Corporation Gold Blitz also saw a drop in GGR, falling from the third to seventh position with 1.18 percent.

Online slots continue to dominate the GGR charts with 18 titles. Five of the games are live casinos powered by Evolution. Table games and other gaming options make up the rest.

IGT Blackjack, the number one game in overall rankings, lost ground once more, falling to fourth due to two strong performances by Digital Gaming Corporation. These included September’s latest entry Pile Em Up and Fire and Roses Joker which remained on second place.

Buffalo is positioned ahead of Fire and Roses Joker and Pile Em Up, gaining ground on AGS Mega Diamond’s position as the top slot last month. It has now dropped to number four. AGS Capital Gains, which was previously ranked fourth, is now rounded out the top five.

Seven unique companies are in the Top 10, indicating the continued diversity in this sector. Light & Wonder is one of them. DGC and AGS are also included. Greentube. In the top 25, you’ll also find ReelPlay Everi Bragg, and White Hat Studios.

The Buffalo game is the top ranking title. Fire and Roses Joker from last month, which was DGC’s second-ranked release, has retained its position.

AGS Mega Diamond ranked fourth while Evolution VIP Blackjack rose to the fifth position from 91st.

Six new titles made it into the Top 25, including Thunder Cash Senor Muerte by Greentube (6th), Legion Gold by Play’n GO (9th), Ultimate Fire Links Cash Falls China Street from L&W (10th), Thunder cash Senorita suerte (Greentube) (12th), Konami All Aboard Piggy Pennies (14) and Quick Hit Blitz Blue (17th).

The top five slots in new rankings were different for the first three months due to VIP Blackjack rising in the rankings. The top four slots remained the same, but Greentube’s Thunder Cash – Senor Muerte took fifth place.

Evolution is still at the top of the list of suppliers. It has avoided three consecutive months of declining share as the percentage of GGR increased from 21,2% to 21,3%.

The supplier mix of the group by category, represented by slot machines, also increased slightly from 85.7% to 85.8%.

IGT was ranked second, with a slight improvement of 17.4% from 16.7% in September. In the portfolio of this group, 84.9 per cent (84.9 per cent in October) were slot machines.

In the last year, the two top-ranked casinos have seen their revenue shares drop significantly. Evolution has lost seven percent and IGT three.

Light & Wonder, while remaining in third position, saw its revenue share drop to 13,4 percent from 15.8 percent in October.

Anaxi, which has only been in the US for a few short months, is a serious threat. It ranks sixth with 5.2%, just behind DGC.

Rick Eckert is the Managing Director for Slot Performance and Analysis at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming. He added some cautions to Anaxi’s report, saying that it was “early” as only 14 themes were tracked, compared with Evolution’s and L&W’s respective portfolios, which have nearly 400.

Table games stayed at 3.8%, while slots dominated the overall games with an average of 91.3% (October’s figure was 91.2%).

Next up was live casino with 1.8 percent, followed by instant wins at 1.6 percent, video poker at 1.1 percentage points, and the 0.2% shared between lottery, bingo/keno, and other games. The results were the same month after month.

Mobile maintains the top spot with a percentage of 70.8 percent, which is the same as September and reverses October’s decline to 69.9 percent.

In virtual sports, the vertical is still leading in most segments. Desktop’s share of Theo has dropped to 28,2 percent (October:29%). Tablets continue to be the last to catch up with an overall drop of 0.9 percent (October:1.2%).

The latest data analysis included information from Michigan, West Virginia Pennsylvania New Jersey Connecticut and 33 different online casinos. 52 968 games were tracked, representing approximately 64 percent of the total market.

Rick Eckert can be reached at [email] if you are interested in finding out more about the Eilers Fantini Online Game Performance Database, signing up, or taking part.

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