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Evolution and IGT’s share of US online casino GGR slipped this month, while Light & Wonder made small gains as the third largest supplier.

That’s according to the latest Online Game Performance Report from Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG).

Each month, EKG releases the report alongside Fantini Research. Gathering data directly from operators across 34 websites, the report provides an in-depth recap of US online casino and iGaming performance.

Below are some of the latest standout market figures, through to August 2023, presented in partnership with iGaming NEXT.

Top suppliers by GGR

Evolution held onto the top spot as the highest grossing supplier by GGR in the September report, though its overall share of GGR dropped slightly from 22.3% to 21.3%.

That fall followed drops in its share of slots revenue, from 15% to 14.3%, and in its share of table games GGR, from 24.7% to 24.5%.

In the video poker category, Evolution’s share of GGR also slipped significantly, from 3.9% to just 1%.

In second place, meanwhile, IGT also suffered this month as its share of overall GGR fell from 19% to 16.6%, amid a significant drop in its share of both slots and table games revenue.

Its share of slots GGR dropped from 16.6% to 14.4%, while its table games revenue share fell from 39.2% to 36.8%. Those losses were partially offset by an increase in its share of video poker revenue, from 93.6% to 97.1%.

In third, Light & Wonder managed to marginally improve upon last month’s performance, as its share of GGR grew from 14.9% to 15%. While the growth was slow, it was the only company of the top three to earn a larger share of overall GGR this month than last.

Digital Gaming Corporation (DGC) also showed its mettle this month as it overtook Everi in fourth place, with its share of GGR jumping from 7.8% to 9.9%.

That move occurred as DGC’s share of slots GGR increased from 10% to 12.5%.

Everi, meanwhile, slipped into fifth as its share of GGR fell from 9.1% to just 8%, amid a decrease in its share of slots revenue from 11.4% to 10.1%.

Operators’ proprietary ‘internal’ game titles increased their share of GGR modestly from 5.6% to 5.8%, remaining in sixth place.

White Hat Studios made some serious gains as it leapt from 10th place into seventh, with its share of GGR improving from 2.4% to 3.6%.

AGS therefore slipped from seventh place to eighth, despite a slight increase in its share of GGR from 3% to 3.2%.

Reel Play remained in ninth although it also saw a modest increase in its GGR share from 2.5% to 2.6%.

High 5 Games, meanwhile, slipped from eighth place to 10th, as its share of GGR dropped from 2.7% to 2.5%.

Other significant movers this month included Design Works Gaming, which leapt from 15th place to 12th as its share of GGR grew from 1.2% to 1.7%.

Top game titles by GGR

The top performing game title by share of GGR stayed firmly in place this month, as IGT’s Blackjack accounted for 2.75% of all online casino revenue included in the report.

In second was a newcomer to this leaderboard, as Digital Gaming Corporation’s Gold Blitz slot stormed onto the board with a massive 2.11% of all GGR, having not appeared in the previous report’s top 25.

In third place, IGT’s Cash Eruption slipped slightly from its spot in second last month, and was estimated to bring in 2.01% of overall GGR.

Light & Wonder’s 88 Fortunes held strong in fourth, with 1.29% of GGR, while AGS’ Capital Gains also held onto fifth, with 1.24%.

Evolution’s Live Dealer Roulette – having appeared in third place last month with more than 1% of GGR – slipped significantly all the way down to 14th, with just 0.88%.

Everi’s Cash Machine didn’t fare too well, either, as its position slipped from the sixth biggest individual game by GGR last month to 13th, with 0.92% of GGR.

Meanwhile, Evolution’s Blackjack slipped from eighth place to ninth with 1.09% of GGR, and IGT’s Cleopatra jumped from seventh to sixth with 1.17%.

Light & Wonder’s Rich Little Piggies Meal Ticket slot also entered the leaderboard in seventh place this month, as it generated 1.13% of overall GGR. It did not appear on last month’s ranking.

Other new entrants included White Hat Studios’ The Goonies Jackpot Royale, with 0.51% of GGR, operators’ internal Craps, with 0.59%, and Digital Gaming Corporation’s Squealin Riches, with 0.71%.

Device mix by game type

The above graphic shows how online casino traffic is divided between mobile, desktop and tablet, depending on the type of game analysed.

The chart shows that 70.8% of all play took place on mobile, which was the dominant form factor across the majority of online game types.

A further 28.5% of play was through desktop, while tablets accounted for just 0.8% of overall play.

In the slots and table games segments, mobile accounted for over 70% of play, while in the instant win category, it accounted for an even bigger majority at 81.6%.

In video poker, live casino and bingo/keno, mobile’s majority was more modest.

Mobile accounted for 67.4% of video poker play (32.1% on desktop), 60.7% of live casino play (39.1% desktop) and 59.6% of bingo/keno (40.6% on desktop).

Of all the game types, only lottery and virtual sports games saw desktop play take prominence.

In lottery, 66.2% of play took place on desktop, with just 33.1% taking place on mobile.

Meanwhile in virtual sports, 63.7% of play occurred on desktop, with 36.3% on mobile.

Proportion of the market included in the report

Eilers & Krejcik includes a vast quantity of data in its reports, covering some 64% of the US iGaming market and now tracking more than 50,000 separate game titles every month across 34 online casino sites.

The growth in the number of games tracked by the firm, as well as the number of online casinos available to US consumers – from just a handful in recent years to more than 40 today – demonstrate the growth of regulated online casino products across the US.

With legalised iGaming available in just a few states, however, the data included in this report shows the beginning of the vertical’s growth trajectory, which will be further driven by the introduction of new legislation and regulation across additional US states in the months and years to come. 

For a month-on-month comparison, you can read the August Online Game Report write-up here.

If you are interested in learning more, subscribing, or participating in the Eilers-Fantini Online Game Performance Database, reach out to Rick Eckert at reckert@ekgamingllc.com.

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