Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG) is proud to announce the category winners for the 2nd Annual EKG Slot Awards. This event was produced by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC and was designed to recognize excellence in slot machine game development within the land-based casino gaming industry and interactive gaming sector.  All category winners were announced on February 27th at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

“On behalf of everyone at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, I would like to thank all award nominees for participating in the 2nd Annual EKG Slot Awards”, said Todd Eilers, Principal at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC.  “I would also like to thank our Board of Advisors, Official Voters, VIPs, and our Event Sponsors.” It was a great night celebrating excellence in the slot sector with approximately 210 executives in attendance from all the major gaming equipment suppliers as well as several of the industry’s largest casino operators and key media representatives.

The land-based category winners for the 2nd annual EKG Slot Awards were determined by the official voting from over 150 qualified slot managers and slot directors representing over 300 casinos across the U.S. and Canadian markets and representing roughly 350,000 total slot machines.  For the Social Casino and iGaming segments, winners were determined by voting from a distinguished panel of industry experts.

2019 Winners

Land-based Awards

1. Top Performing Core Video Reel Game

Buffalo Gold – Aristocrat – 2019 WINNER
Dancing Drums Scientific Games
Fate Of The 8 Power Wheel Incredible Technologies
Fortune Coin IGT
Fu Nan Fu Nu AGS
Selexion Konami
Super Charged 7’S – Quick Spin Ainsworth

2. Top Performing Core Mechanical Reel Game

88 Fortunes – Scientific Games – 2019 WINNER
Black Diamond – Everi
Quick Hit Triple Blazing 7s Super Wheel – Scientific Games
Red Hot Tamales – IGT
Triple Double Diamonds Free Games – IGT

3. Top Performing Premium Game

Buffalo Diamond – Aristocrat
Dragon Link – Happy And Prosperous – Aristocrat – 2019 WINNER
Jin Ji Bao Xi – Rising Fortunes  – Scientific Games
Smokin Hot Stuff Wicked Wheel – Everi
Wheel of Fortune: Exotic Far East – IGT

4. Top Performing NEW Video Reel Core Game

Buffalo Gold Revolution – Aristocrat – 2019 WINNER
Coin O Mania – IGT
Fu Dai Lian Lian Dragon – Aristocrat
Fu Dao Le Riches – Scientific Games
Griffins Throne – IGT
Heidi & Hannahs Bier Haus – Scientific Games
Money Ball Inferno – Everi
Multiplay Super Charged 7s – Ainsworth
Rakin Bacon – AGS
Treasure Ball – Lion Carnival – Konami

5. Top Performing NEW Mechanical Reel Core Game

Cash Flurry – Aristocrat
Cash Machine – Everi – 2019 WINNER
Cash Flurry – Aristocrat
Easy Riches – Everi
Triple Double Diamond Progressive Free Games – IGT

6. Top Performing NEW Premium Game

Buffalo Diamond – Aristocrat – 2019 WINNER
Dancing Drums Explosion: Casino Royal – Scientific Games
Farmville – Aristocrat
Jin Ji Bao Xi – Rising Fortunes Sparkle – Scientific Games
Shark Week – Jaws Of Steel – Everi
Wheel Of Fortune – Exotic Far East – Cash Link:

7. Top Performing NEW Cabinet – Core

Infinity Summit – Incredible Technologies
Kx 43 – Konami
Mars X – Aristocrat – 2019 WINNER
Muso Curve 43– Aruze
Orion Slant – AGS
Twinstar Wave Xl– Scientific Games

8. Top Performing NEW Cabinet – Premium

Crystalcurve True 4D – IGT
Edge X – Aristocrat
Empire 5527 – Everi
Flame 55 – Aristocrat – 2019 WINNER
Infinity Pilot – Incredible Technologies
Twinstar Wave Xl – Scientific Games

9. Top Performing 3rd Party IP Branded Game

Farmville– Aristocrat
James Bond: Casino Royal – Scientific Games
Shark Week – Jaws of Steel – Everi – 2019 WINNER
Tarzan– Aristocrat
Wheel of Fortune – Triple Gold Gold Spin – IGT

10. Top Performing Proprietary Branded Game

Buffalo Diamond– Aristocrat
Colossal Diamonds – AGS
Crazy Money Deluxe– Incredible Technologies
Dragon Link – Happy And Prosperous – Aristocrat – 2019 WINNER
Fortune Gong Phoenix – IGT
Jin Ji Bao Xi – Rising Fortunes – Scientific Games
Lightning Link – Aristocrat
Ultimate Fire Link: By the Bay – Scientific Games

11. Top Performing Electronic Table Game (ETG)

Interblock – Roulette – 2019 WINNER
IGT – Roulette
Aruze – Craps
Interblock – Baccarat
Alfastreet – Roulette
Scientific Games – Blackjack
Scientific Games – Roulette

12. Top Performing Video Poker game

All Star Poker 2 – IGT
Double Double Match Card Draw Poker – Scientific Games
Ultimate X – IGT – 2019 WINNER
Winners World Multigame – Aristocrat

13. Top Performing Interactive Electronic Gaming Machine (EGM)

GemFlux! – Gamblit – 2019 WINNER

MahJong – Synergy Blue

Multiplayer Arena – GameCo

Running Rich Reels – Competition Interactive

14. Most Improved Supplier – Core Sponsored by Gaming Analytics


All Suppliers Considered

15. Most Improved Supplier – Premium

Everi – 2019 WINNER

All Suppliers Considered

16. Best Overall Supplier of Slot Content

Aristocrat – 2019 WINNER

All Suppliers Considered

Social Casino Awards

17. Best New Social Casino Game

Cash Frenzy Slots Casino – Bole Games
Double Win Casino Slots – Avid.ly
Game of Thrones Slots Casino Zynga – 2019 WINNER
Tycoon Casino – Vegas Slots – Triwin Games
Video Poker by Pokerist – KamaGames

18.Most Innovative Social Slot Game

Huuuge Games – Huuuge Casino
Scatter Slots – Murka – 2019 WINNER
POP! Slots – PlayStudios
MONOPOLY Slots – SciPlay
Game of Throne Slots Casino – Zynga

19. Best Use of Land-Based Content in a Social Slot Game

Cashman Casino featuring Aristocrat content (published by Product Madness)
DoubleDown Casino featuring IGT content (published by Double Down Interactive)
High 5 Casino featuring High 5 Games content (published by High 5 Games)
Jackpot Party Casino featuring SciGames content – SciPlay
my KONAMI featuring Konami content (published by PlayStudios) – 2018 WINNER

20. Top Social Casino Company – Sponsored by Aarki

Bole Games
Huuuge Games
SciPlay – 2019 WINNER

iGaming Awards (Real-Money Online Gaming)

21. Best Overall Supplier of Online Table Games

Evolution – 2019 WINNER

22. Best New Online Slot

Fu Nan Fu Nu– AGS
Goldstruck – High 5 Games
Halloween Jack – NetEnt
Jin Ji Bao Xi Endless Treasures – Scientific Games
Quick Hit Ultra Pays Sun Dragon Scientific Games – 2019 WINNER
Star Watch Fire – Konami
Wolf Ridge – IGT

23. Top Performing Online Slot

88 Fortunes – Scientific Games – 2019 WINNER
Black Diamond – Everi
Bonanza Megaway’s – Big Time Gaming
Cleopatra – IGT
Divine Fortune – NetEnt
Maximus Soldier of Rome – Inspired
Merlin’s Millions Superbet – NextGen Gaming