Awards
[ February 28, 2022 by EKG Awards Show 0 Comments ]

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming Announces Winners for 4th Annual EKG Slot Awards Show

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming Announces Winners for 4th Annual EKG Slot Awards Show

Event held on February 24th at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, February 28, 2022 — Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG) is proud to announce the category winners for the 4th Annual EKG Slot Awards. This event was produced by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC and is designed to recognize excellence in slot machine game development within the land-based casino gaming industry, iGaming and social casino sector.  All category winners were announced last Thursday, February 24th at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

“On behalf of everyone at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, I would like to congratulate all of the individual award winners, as well as this year’s Hall of Fame Class,” 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 the industry’s top games and people.”

The land-based category winners for the 4th annual EKG Slot Awards were determined by the official voting from over 120 qualified slot directors representing over 300 casinos across the U.S. and Canadian markets and representing roughly 300,000 total slot machines.  For the iGaming and Social Casino segments, winners were determined by voting from a distinguished panel of industry experts.  A complete listing of the winners for the 4th annual EKG Slot Awards is provided below along with links to event photos, Hall of Fame videos, and In Memoriam video. 

 

Event Links

Link to Event Photos

Hall of Fame – Bob Luciano    

Hall of Fame – Mike Laubach

In Memoriam Segment

 

Land-based Awards

Top Performing NEW Video Reel Core Game– Sponsored by AGEM

  • Captain Riches – AGS
  • Dancing Drums Prosperity – Scientific Games**2021 Winner**
  • Fortune Mint Fu Gui You Yu – Konami
  • Fu Dai Lian Lian Boosted Peacock – Aristocrat
  • Inca Empress – Ainsworth
  • Stinkin Rich Skunks Gone Wild – IGT
  • Super Dragon – Everi Holdings
  • Ultra Rush Gold Tiger Run – Incredible Technologies
  • X Wheel Chili – Aruze

Top Performing NEW Mechanical Reel Core Game

  • Buffalo Instant Hit – Aristocrat
  • Double Black Diamond – Everi Holdings**2021 Winner**
  • Grand Bars – Aristocrat
  • Lucky Golden Toad – IGT
  • Sure Fire Progressive Volcanic Sevens – IGT
  • Triple Double Gems – Everi Holdings

Top Performing NEW Premium Game

  • Buffalo Link – Aristocrat
  • Cashnado Flash Fire – Everi Holdings
  • Coin Combo – Hurricane Horse – Scientific Games
  • Dragon Link – Golden Gong – Aristocrat**2021 Winner**
  • Jumanji 4d – IGT
  • Ocean Spin Pirates Riches – Konami
  • Wheel of Fortune – Wild Spin Vacation – IGT
  • Willy Wonka – Dreamers Of Dreams – Scientific Games

Top Performing NEW Cabinet – Core

  • Dimension 49 – Konami
  • Genesis Crest – Sega Sammy
  • Kascada – Scientific Games
  • Mars X Portrait – Aristocrat**2021 Winner**
  • Peak Slant 32 – IGT
  • Peak Slant 49 – IGT
  • Prism VXP- Incredible Technologies

Top Performing NEW Cabinet – Premium

  • Empire Flex Fusion – Everi Holdings
  • Kascada – Scientific Games
  • Mars X Portrait – Aristocrat**2021 Winner**
  • Mural – Scientific Games
  • Neptune Double – Aristocrat
  • Orion Curve – AGS
  • Peak Slant 49 – IGT

Top Performing Core Video Reel Game

  • Buffalo Gold – Aristocrat**2021 Winner**
  • Dancing Drums – Scientific Games
  • Selexion – Konami
  • Rakin Bacon – AGS
  • Super Charged 7’S – Quick Spin – Ainsworth
  • Regal Riches – IGT
  • Wheel Of Prosperity Dragon – Aruze
  • Wicked Wheel Panda – Everi Holdings
  • Heat ‘Em up Power Wheel – Incredible Technologies

Top Performing Core Mechanical Reel Game

  • 88 Fortunes – Duo Fu Duo Cai – Scientific Games
  • Black Diamond – Everi Holdings**2021 Winner**
  • Diamond Jewels 2x3x4x5x – Aristocrat
  • Howling Wolf – Aruze
  • Red Hot Tamales – IGT

Top Performing Premium Game

  • Colossal Diamonds – AGS
  • Dragon Link – Happy And Prosperous – Aristocrat**2021 Winner**
  • Gold Standard Jackpots – Everi Holdings
  • Happy 8s Prosperity Boost – Incredible Technologies
  • Lightning Link – High Stakes – Aristocrat
  • Ultimate Fire Link – China Street – Scientific Games
  • Wheel Of Fortune – Triple Red Hot 7s – IGT

Top Performing 3rd Party IP Branded Game

  • Crazy Rich Asians – Aristocrat**2021 Winner**
  • Game Of Thrones – Winter Is Here – Aristocrat
  • Monopoly Money Grab – Scientific Games
  • Shark Week – Jaws of Steel – Everi Holdings
  • Smokin Hot Stuff Wicked Wheel – Everi Holdings
  • Wheel Of Fortune – Exotic Far East – Cash Link – IGT
  • Wheel Of Fortune – Triple Gold Gold Spin – IGT
  • Willy Wonka – Dreamers of Dreams – Scientific Games

Top Performing Proprietary Branded Game– Sponsored by KPMG

  • All Aboard – Dynamite Dash – Konami
  • Buffalo Link – Aristocrat**2021 Winner**
  • Double Top Dollar – IGT
  • Rakin Bacon Deluxe – AGS
  • The Vault China Blessings – Everi Holdings
  • Ultimate Fire Link Power 4 – Scientific Games

Top Performing Electronic Table Game (ETG)

  • Baccarat Maximum Fortune – Sega Sammy
  • Casino Wizard – Gaming Arts
  • Dynasty Roulette – IGT
  • Quartz Roulette – Scientific Games
  • Roll To Win Craps – Aruze
  • Roulette – Alfastreet
  • Roulette – TCSJOHNHUXLEY
  • Universal Craps – Interblock**2021 Winner**

Top Performing Video Poker game

  • All Star Poker 2 – IGT**2021 Winner**
  • Multi-Hand Poker – Scientific Games
  • Ultimate X – IGT
  • Ultimate X Bonus Streak – IGT
  • Ultimate X Gold – IGT
  • Winners World Multigame – Aristocrat

Top Performing Game from an Emerging Supplier – Sponsored by BMM Testlabs

  • Big Top Pop N Pays – Gaming Arts
  • Colossal Dragons – Bluberi Gaming
  • Daruma Mystery – Zitro
  • Jackpot Multiplier – Empire Technological Group
  • Money Party Link Fruity Fruity – Novomatic**2021 Winner**
  • Pandas Treasure – Sega Sammy
  • Screaming Links – Lightning Gaming

Most Improved Supplier – Core

  • All Suppliers Considered – Everi Holdings**2021 Winner**

Most Improved Supplier – Premium

  • All Suppliers Considered – Aristocrat**2021 Winner**

Best Overall Supplier of Slot Content

  • All Suppliers Considered– Aristocrat**2021 Winner**

Social Casino Awards

Most Improved Social Casino Game

  • Gold Fish Casino – SciPlay
  • Star City Online – Wanin International
  • Lightning Link Casino – Product Madness (Pixel United)**2021 Winner**
  • Slots Golden HoYeah – IGS

Best New Social Casino Game

  • ARK Slots – Murka
  • Cash Billionaire – Bagelcode
  • Jackpot Master Slots – Zeroo Gravity Games (AppLovin)
  • myVEGAS Bingo – Playstudios**2021 Winner**

Most Innovative Social Casino Game – Sponsored by Axes

  • Holdem or Foldem – Forever9 Games (AppLovin)
  • Live Play Bingo – Live Play Mobile**2021 Winner**
  • Poker Face – Comunix
  • Slots Era – Murka

Top Social Casino Company

  • Pixel United
  • Playtika
  • Zynga
  • AppLovin
  • Bole Games**2021 Winner**

 

iGaming Awards (Real-Money Online Gaming)

Top Performing Online Slot

  • Bonanza — Evolution (Big Time Gaming)
  • 88 Fortunes – Scientific Games**2021 Winner**
  • Capital Gains – AGS
  • Dragon Power – Bragg Gaming Group (Wild Streak Gaming)
  • Cleopatra – IGT
  • Hypernova Megaways – Reel Play
  • Big Spin Bonus – Inspired
  • Diamond Cash Mightly Elephant – Greentube (Novomatic Interactive)
  • Cash Machine – Everi Holdings

Top Performing Online Table Game

  • Blackjack – IGT
  • Blackjack Surrender – Evolution (NetEnt)
  • Blackjack Xchange – Gaming Realms**2021 Winner**

Top Performing Online Live Casino Game

  • Live Dealer Roulette – Evolution
  • Infinite Blackjack – Evolution**2021 Winner**
  • Live Dealer Baccarat – Evolution
  • Live Roulette – Playtech
  • Blackjack Unlimited – Playtech

 Best Overall Supplier of Online Content

  • All Suppliers Considered – Evolution**2021 Winner**

 

Hall of Fame

 

The EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame Inductees for the Class of 2022

      Game Development – Bob Luciano                         


    Hall of Fame Video HERE         

 

Slot Operations – Michael Laubach

                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Hall of Fame Video HERE   

In Memoriam Segment

  • Charles (Chuck) Mathewson 1928 – 2021
  • Gordan Graves 1937 – 2021
  • Michael Laubach 1954 – 2021

Video Linked HERE

 

The EKG Slot Awards – Land Based Casino Advisory Board

Skyelar Perkins – Senior Director of Slot Operations for the Choctaw Casinos

Todd Eilers – Principal at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming

Marcus Prater – Executive Director of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM)

Dan Cherry – Corporate Vice President of Gaming for Penn National Gaming

Ron Nesbitt – Corporate VP of Gaming at Wind Creek Hospitality

Rick Eckert – Managing Director – Slot Performance & Analytics at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming

Mike Gatten – Corporate Senior Vice President Slot Strategy – MGM Resorts International

Gavin Issacs – Chairman at Altitude Acquisition Corp

Debra Nutton – Executive Coach and Previous EVP of Casino Operations at Wynn Las Vegas

Troy Hall – Director of Slots & Sports book operations at Desert Diamond Casinos

Chris Colwell – VP of Slot Analytics at Boyd Gaming

 

The EKG Slot Awards – Interactive Gaming Advisory Board

Brett Nowak – Founder & CEO of Liquid & Grit

Lloyd Melnick – GM Chumba Casino at VGW

Adam Krejcik – Principal at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming

Matt Kaufman – Managing Director of Digital & Interactive gaming at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC

Jeet Niyogi – Game/App Marking Executive, Growth Advisor, and Investor at multiple companies.

 

Thank you to our sponsors

 

                            Platinum                                                                                                                                 Cocktail Reception Sponsor            

       

        

After Party Sponsor

 

 

Single Award Sponsors

 

 

Media Sponsors

 

 

About Eilers & Krejcik Gaming:

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC is a boutique research and consulting firm focused on servicing the gaming equipment, interactive gaming, and sports betting sectors within the global gaming industry.  Our products and services primarily include market research, company research, and consulting and advisory services designed specifically for land based & online casino operators, equipment & technology suppliers, social gaming operators & suppliers, gaming regulators, and institutional investors. Additional information regarding our research products and advisory services can be obtained calling Todd Eilers at (949) 387-7701, or visiting our website at www.ekgamingllc.com .

 

Awards
[ February 8, 2022 by EKG Awards Show 0 Comments ]

Michael Laubach & Bob Luciano inducted into the EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame

Michael Laubach & Bob Luciano inducted into the EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame

 

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, February 8, 2022 – Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC (EKG) is proud to announce that both Michael Laubach and Robert “Bob” Luciano have been inducted into the EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame (HOF) Class of 2022.  Both Michael and Bob will be honored in person at the 2022 EKG Slot Awards in Las Vegas on February 24, 2022.  Bob Luciano is the fourth inductee to the EKG Slot Awards HOF under the Game Development category while the late Michael Laubach is the second inductee under the Slot Operations category.

“Once again our distinguished Board of Advisors has selected two outstanding individuals to be inducted into the EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame,” said Todd Eilers, Principal at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC.  “Both Michael and Bob have made significant contributions to the gaming industry and are well deserving of this honor.”

Michael Laubach was born on November 28, 1954, in Merced, California.  After a brief stint in the US Army Michael started his gaming career at Harvey’s Casino in South Lake Tahoe in 1975 joining his father, Donald John Laubach who also worked at Harvey’s in the slot department.  After a short perio

d of time, Michael moved to Las Vegas and accepted a job at The Stardust as a Slot Floorman. He quickly moved up the ranks and was eventually promoted to Director of Slot Operations. He then left the Stardust in early 1990s to open the Slot Department at the new Bull Whacker’s Casino in Blackhawk Colorado.

After a couple years in Colorado, Michael was contacted by his good friend Dominic Mezzetta and asked to open the Hollywood Casino in Tunica, Mississippi and serve as the casino’s Vice President of Slot Operations.  In 2001, Michael’s mentor from the Stardust, Dick Burnside recruited Michael back to Boyd Gaming.  Michael accepted the job and moved to Vinton, LA to open Delta Downs then returned to Sam’s Town in Tunica, MS to oversee the Slot Department.  Michael was then asked to move to Las Vegas where he took over the Slot Department at the Orleans in 2007 as the Director of Slot Operations.

Michael formally moved to the corporate office for Boyd Gaming in 2019 as the Corporate Vice President of Slot Operations.  In addition to his many gaming positions, Michael was also an inaugural member of the EKG Slot Awards Board of Advisors and was a key contributor to the early success of the event.  Michael passed away on August 9, 2021, and is survived by his wife (Kim Laubach), 1 daughter (Samantha Reaves), 2 sons (Christopher and Spencer).

Robert “Bob” Luciano was born in 1958 in Morristown, New Jersey. He graduated from Drexel University in 1981 studying mechanical Engineering. After graduating he moved to Reno, Nevada working as a project Engineer at International Game Technology. He climbed his way up the ranks to Vice President of Advanced Development before ultimately leaving IGT to found Sierra Design Group (SDG).

Bob’s accomplishments while at the helm of SDG include developing systems technology that helped pave the way for many successful gaming operations in Native American jurisdictions, including California, Florida, and Washington, and creating unique gaming products, such as Raining Diamonds slot machines that dispensed real diamond jewelry and the Auction Fever bonusing concept.

Bob was also at the forefront of many technological innovations in gaming and systems at Bally Technologies. After Bally Technologies (then Alliance Gaming) purchased Sierra Design Group in 2004, Bob also served as executive vice president and chief technology officer for Bally Technologies before suffering a serious stroke that required him to take a medical leave. Prior to founding Sierra Design Group in 1996, Bob was vice president of advanced engineering at IGT. He also previously held several engineering positions at a variety of nongaming companies, including Soabar, a division of Avery International, and Mobil Oil.

Bob has over 300 patents to his name, including various gaming technologies, golf technology, and pharmaceutical packaging.  Some of Bob’s key patents in the gaming industry were critical in commercializing Ticket-In, Ticket Out technology (TITO) which is now the standard for casinos across the world today.

Congratulations to the late Michael Laubach and to Bob Luciano as inductees into The EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame – Class of 2022.  Thank you for your contributions to the gaming industry.

 

www.ekgslotawards.com

 

Thank you to our Event Sponsors

                            

 

 

 

About Eilers & Krejcik Gaming:
Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC is a boutique research and consulting firm focused on servicing the gaming equipment, interactive gaming, and sports betting sectors within the global gaming industry.  Our products and services primarily include market research, company research, and consulting and advisory services designed specifically for land based & online casino operators, equipment & technology suppliers, social gaming operators & suppliers, gaming regulators, and institutional investors. Additional information regarding our research products and advisory services can be obtained calling Todd Eilers at (949) 387-7701, or visiting our website at http://www.ekgamingllc.com.

Awards
[ January 19, 2022 by EKG Awards Show 0 Comments ]

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming Announces Official Nominees for the 4th Annual EKG Slot Awards

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming Announces Official Nominees for the 4th Annual EKG Slot Awards

Event to be held on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, January 19, 2022 — Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG) is excited to announce the official award category nominees for the 4th Annual EKG Slot Awards. This event is being produced by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC and is designed to recognize excellence in slot machine game development within the casino gaming industry.

“We are very excited to announce the official nominees for the 4th annual EKG Slot Awards,” said Todd Eilers, Principal at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC.  “The list of nominees is very impressive and includes some amazing new games.  We look forward to hosting a fun and exciting event to honor and recognize the winners in each category.”

Sponsorship Info

Interested in our 2022 sponsorships for the 4th Annual Slot Awards Show. Contact Tatum Norton at tnorton@ekgamingllc.com.

The EKG Slot Awards

The EKG Slot Awards Show is produced by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC and is designed to recognize excellence in slot machine game development within the casino gaming industry. More info and highlights from last year can be found at www.ekgslotawards.com

The EKG Slot Awards Categories

The EKG Slot Award categories are determined by EKG principals and EKG Slot Awards Board of Advisors.  Individual award winners will be determined by utilizing a data-driven approach to include both proprietary game performance data as well as a survey of qualified slot managers for land-based categories.  For award categories where proprietary data is not available, the award winner will be solely determined by the survey responses.   For the Social Casino and iGaming segments, winners will be determined by a distinguished panel of industry experts combined with EKG proprietary data.

A complete listing of the EKG Slot Awards categories is provided below.  All nominees are listed in alphabetical order.

Land-based Awards

1.Top Performing NEW Video Reel Core Game

  • Captain Riches – AGS
  • Dancing Drums Prosperity – Scientific Games
  • Fortune Mint Fu Gui You Yu – Konami
  • Fu Dai Lian Lian Boosted Peacock – Aristocrat
  • Inca Empress – Ainsworth
  • Stinkin Rich Skunks Gone Wild – IGT
  • Super Dragon – Everi Holdings
  • Ultra Rush Gold Tiger Run – Incredible Technologies
  • X Wheel Chili – Aruze

2. Top Performing NEW Mechanical Reel Core Game

  • Buffalo Instant Hit – Aristocrat
  • Double Black Diamond – Everi Holdings
  • Grand Bars – Aristocrat
  • Lucky Golden Toad – IGT
  • Sure Fire Progressive Volcanic Sevens – IGT
  • Triple Double Gems – Everi Holdings

3. Top Performing NEW Premium Game

  • Buffalo Link – Aristocrat
  • Cashnado Flash Fire – Everi Holdings
  • Coin Combo – Hurricane Horse – Scientific Games
  • Dragon Link – Golden Gong – Aristocrat
  • Jumanji 4d – IGT
  • Ocean Spin Pirates Riches – Konami
  • Wheel of Fortune – Wild Spin Vacation – IGT
  • Willy Wonka – Dreamers Of Dreams – Scientific Games

4. Top Performing NEW Cabinet – Core

  • Dimension 49 – Konami
  • Genesis Crest – Sega Sammy
  • Kascada – Scientific Games
  • Mars X Portrait – Aristocrat
  • Peak Slant 32 – IGT
  • Peak Slant 49 – IGT
  • Prism VXP- Incredible Technologies

5. Top Performing NEW Cabinet – Premium

  • Empire Flex Fusion – Everi Holdings
  • Kascada – Scientific Games
  • Mars X Portrait – Aristocrat
  • Mural – Scientific Games
  • Neptune Double – Aristocrat
  • Orion Curve – AGS
  • Peak Slant 49 – IGT

6. Top Performing Core Video Reel Game

  • Buffalo Gold – Aristocrat
  • Dancing Drums – Scientific Games
  • Selexion – Konami
  • Rakin Bacon – AGS
  • Super Charged 7’S – Quick Spin – Ainsworth
  • Regal Riches – IGT
  • Wheel Of Prosperity Dragon – Aruze
  • Wicked Wheel Panda – Everi Holdings
  • Heat ‘Em up Power Wheel – Incredible Technologies

 7. Top Performing Core Mechanical Reel Game – Sponsored by AGEM

  • 88 Fortunes – Duo Fu Duo Cai – Scientific Games
  • Black Diamond – Everi Holdings
  • Diamond Jewels 2x3x4x5x – Aristocrat
  • Howling Wolf – Aruze
  • Red Hot Tamales – IGT

8. Top Performing Premium Game

  • Colossal Diamonds – AGS
  • Dragon Link – Happy And Prosperous – Aristocrat
  • Gold Standard Jackpots – Everi Holdings
  • Happy 8s Prosperity Boost – Incredible Technologies
  • Lightning Link – High Stakes – Aristocrat
  • Ultimate Fire Link – China Street – Scientific Games
  • Wheel Of Fortune – Triple Red Hot 7s – IGT

9. Top Performing 3rd Party IP Branded Game

  • Crazy Rich Asians – Aristocrat
  • Game Of Thrones – Winter Is Here – Aristocrat
  • Monopoly Money Grab – Scientific Games
  • Shark Week – Jaws of Steel – Everi Holdings
  • Smokin Hot Stuff Wicked Wheel – Everi Holdings
  • Wheel Of Fortune – Exotic Far East – Cash Link – IGT
  • Wheel Of Fortune – Triple Gold Gold Spin – IGT
  • Willy Wonka – Dreamers of Dreams – Scientific Games

10. Top Performing Proprietary Branded Game

  • All Aboard – Dynamite Dash – Konami
  • Buffalo Link – Aristocrat
  • Double Top Dollar – IGT
  • Rakin Bacon Deluxe – AGS
  • The Vault China Blessings – Everi Holdings
  • Ultimate Fire Link Power 4 – Scientific Games

11. Top Performing Electronic Table Game (ETG)

  • Baccarat Maximum Fortune – Sega Sammy
  • Casino Wizard – Gaming Arts
  • Dynasty Roulette – IGT
  • Quartz Roulette – Scientific Games
  • Roll To Win Craps – Aruze
  • Roulette – Alfastreet
  • Roulette – TCSJOHNHUXLEY
  • Universal Craps – Interblock

12. Top Performing Video Poker game

  • All Star Poker 2 – IGT
  • Multi-Hand Poker – Scientific Games
  • Ultimate X – IGT
  • Ultimate X Bonus Streak – IGT
  • Ultimate X Gold – IGT
  • Winners World Multigame – Aristocrat

13. Top Performing Game from an Emerging Supplier – Sponsored by BMM Testlabs

  • Big Top Pop N Pays – Gaming Arts
  • Colossal Dragons – Bluberi Gaming
  • Daruma Mystery – Zitro
  • Jackpot Multiplier – Empire Technological Group
  • Money Party Link Fruity Fruity – Novomatic
  • Pandas Treasure – Sega Sammy
  • Screaming Links – Lightning Gaming

14. Most Improved Supplier – Core

  • All Suppliers Considered

15. Most Improved Supplier – Premium

  • All Suppliers Considered

16. Best Overall Supplier of Slot Content

  • All Suppliers Considered

Social Casino Awards

17. Most Improved Social Casino Game

  • Gold Fish Casino – SciPlay
  • Star City Online – Wanin International
  • Lightning Link Casino – Pixel United
  • Slots Golden HoYeah – IGS

18. Best New Social Casino Game

  • ARK Slots – Murka
  • Cash Billionaire – Bagelcode
  • Jackpot Master Slots – Zeroo Gravity Games (AppLovin)
  • myVEGAS Bingo – Playstudios

19. Most Innovative Social Casino Game – Sponsored by Axes

  • Holdem or Foldem – Forever9 Games (AppLovin)
  • Live Play Bingo – Live Play Mobile
  • Poker Face – Comunix
  • Slots Era – Murka

20. Top Social Casino Company – Sponsored by KPMG

  • Pixel United
  • Playtika
  • Zynga
  • AppLovin
  • Bole Games

iGaming Awards (Real-Money Online Gaming)

21. Top Performing Online Slot

  • Bonanza — Evolution (Big Time Gaming)
  • 88 Fortunes – SG Digital
  • Capital Gains – AGS
  • Dragon Power – Bragg Gaming Group (Wild Streak Gaming)
  • Cleopatra – IGT
  • Hypernova Megaways – Reel Play
  • Big Spin Bonus – Inspired
  • Diamond Cash Mightly Elephant – Greentube (Novomatic Interactive)
  • Cash Machine – Everi Holdings

 22. Top Performing Online Table Game

  • Blackjack – IGT
  • Blackjack Surrender – Evolution (NetEnt)
  • Blackjack Xchange – Gaming Realms

 23. Top Performing Online Live Casino Game

  • Live Dealer Roulette – Evolution
  • Infinite Blackjack – Evolution
  • Live Dealer BaccaratEvolution
  • Live Roulette – Playtech
  • Blackjack Unlimited – Playtech

 24. Best Overall Supplier of Online Content

  • All Suppliers Considered

Hall of Fame

The EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame Inductees to be announced in the coming weeks.

  • Hall of Fame Inductee – Game Development
  • Hall of Fame Inductee – Slot Operations

In Memoriam Recognition

 

Thank you to our Sponsors –

           

 

                     

 

About Eilers & Krejcik Gaming:
Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC is a boutique market research and consulting firm focused on servicing the gaming equipment, interactive gaming, and sports betting sectors within the global gaming industry.  Our products and services primarily include market research, company research, and consulting and advisory services designed specifically for land based & online casino operators, equipment & technology suppliers, social gaming operators & suppliers, gaming regulators, and institutional investors. Additional information regarding our research products and advisory services can be obtained calling Todd Eilers at (949) 387-7701, or visiting our website at www.ekgamingllc.com.

 

Awards
[ December 8, 2021 by EKG Awards Show 0 Comments ]

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming Announces Details for the 4th Annual EKG Slot Awards Show

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming Announces Details for the 4th Annual EKG Slot Awards Show

Event to be held on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, Dec 3, 2021 — Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG) is excited to announce the details of the 4th Annual EKG Slot Awards Show. For the upcoming show, EKG has secured The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas as the Platinum sponsor.  As the Platinum sponsor, The Cosmo will be hosting the event on February 24, 2022. Similar to prior year shows, there will be a cocktail hour prior to the main event, followed by the awards show dinner, and then capped off with an exclusive after party.

In addition, the EKG team is excited to announce that Brian Christopher has agreed to be the official host of the awards show.  Brian Christopher is the host of the gaming industry’s largest slot focused YouTube and Facebook channels. He travels the country weekly showcasing casinos and slot machines while hosting events for thousands of fans. He currently has over a million followers across social media.

Finally, EKG is proud to add the following new Board members to The EKG Slot Awards Show:

  • Gavin Isaacs – Gavin is currently on the Board of Directors of Galaxy Gaming Ltd and I.C. Intelligence LLC (Spotlight). He is also an advisor to Jackpocket, an online lottery app and to PureSoftware, a developer and talent source based in India. Gavin is also the Chairman of Altitude Acquisition Corporation (ALTU), a SPAC focused on Travel and Technology.  Gavin was previously a Board member of Draftkings Ltd, the Chairman of SBTech and before that was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Scientific Games.  Prior to Scientific Games, he was CEO of SHFL Entertainment and the EVP and COO of Bally Technologies.
  • Debi Nutton – Debi is a gaming consultant and executive coach. Most recently Debi assisted with the openings of Encore Boston Harbor and Resorts World Las Vegas.  Prior to that, Debi served as EVP of Casino Operations for Wynn Las Vegas.  Before joining Wynn, Debi held the position of Senior Vice President of Casino Operations at MGM Resorts.  In addition to her many executive roles, Debi was also named Top Corporate Fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma’s Light the Night Walk in Southern Nevada in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.  She is also a member of the G2E Advisory Board and serves as a mentor for Global Gaming Women.
  • Mike Gatten – Mike is the Corporate Senior Vice President of Slot Strategy for MGM Resorts International. Mike started his career at MGM Resorts International in 1996 at The Mirage as a Slot Club Representative and was quickly promoted to Assistant Slot Club Shift Supervisor.  Mike transferred to ARIA in January 2013 as the Vice President of Slot Operations & Marketing. He held this position until moving on to MGM Resorts International as the Corporate Vice President of Direct Marketing Strategy in April 2016. He led the department until his most recent promotion to Corporate Senior Vice President Slot Strategy.

Official nominees for all award categories will be announced in January 2022 along with inductees into The EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame Class of 2022.  Award winners will be announced at the show in February.  Additional information can be found at www.ekgslotawards.com .

Ticketing & Sponsorship Info

Please RSVP via e-mail to tnorton@ekgamingllc.com if you are interested in purchasing a ticket and/or table to this year’s event or if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities.

EKG Slot Awards Agenda:

Thursday, February 24, 2022

6:00pm – Cocktail Reception

7:00pm – Dinner and Networking

8:00pm – 9:30pm – Awards Show

9:30pm – 10:30pm – After Party

Attire:  Black Tie Attire Suggested

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor

 

The EKG Slot Awards

 The EKG Slot Awards Show is produced by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC and is designed to recognize excellence in slot machine game development within the casino gaming industry.

The EKG Slot Awards Categories

 The EKG Slot Award categories are determined by EKG principals and EKG Slot Awards Board of Advisors.  Individual award winners will be determined by utilizing a data-driven approach to include both proprietary game performance data as well as a survey of qualified slot managers for land-based categories.  For award categories where proprietary data is not available, the award winner will be solely determined by the survey responses.   For the Social Casino and iGaming segments, winners will be determined by a distinguished panel of industry experts combined with EKG proprietary data.

About Eilers & Krejcik Gaming:

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC is a boutique research and consulting firm focused on servicing the gaming equipment, interactive gaming, and sports betting sectors within the global gaming industry.  Our products and services primarily include market research, company research, and consulting and advisory services designed specifically for land based & online casino operators, equipment & technology suppliers, social gaming operators & suppliers, gaming regulators, and institutional investors. Additional information regarding our research products and advisory services can be obtained calling Todd Eilers at (949) 387-7701 or visiting our website at www.ekgamingllc.com .

Awards
[ April 2, 2021 by EKG Awards Show 0 Comments ]

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming Announces Official Winners for the 3rd Annual EKG Slot Awards

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming Announces Winners for 2020 EKG Slot Awards

https://ekgslotawards.com

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, April 2, 2021 — Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG) is proud to announce the individual winners for the 3rd Annual EKG Slot Awards. This event is produced by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC and is designed to recognize excellence in slot machine game development within the land-based casino gaming industry and interactive gaming sector. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, EKG did not host a live in-person event.  Instead, EKG announced award winners earlier this week via social media.

“On behalf of everyone at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, I would like to congratulate all of the individual award winners as well as this year’s Hall of Fame Class, said Todd Eilers, Principal at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC.  I would also like to thank our Board of Advisors, Official Voters, and our Event Sponsors.”

A complete listing of the winners for 2020 EKG Slot Awards is provided below.  The land-based category winners were determined by official voting from over 100 qualified slot directors representing over 300 casinos across the U.S. and Canadian markets and representing roughly 300,000 total slot machines.  For the Social Casino and iGaming segments, winners were determined by voting from a distinguished panel of social casino industry experts.

 

Land-based Awards – 2020

 

  1. Top Performing NEW Video Reel Core Game
  • Buffalo Chief – Aristocrat – 2020 Winner
  • Diamond Trails Safari Winnings – Konami
  • Drop & Lock – Deep Sea Magic – Scientific Games
  • Money Storm Classic Hits – IGT
  • Red Silk – AGS
  • Roller Wheel Jungle Roll – Incredible Technologies
  • Wicked Wheel Panda – Everi Holdings

 

2. Top Performing NEW Mechanical Reel Core Game

  • 3x Wild Diamonds – IGT
  • Dancing Drums Reels – Scientific Games – 2020 Winner
  • Jixing Gaozhao – Aristocrat
  • Triple Wild Dragon – Everi Holdings

 

3. Top Performing NEW Premium Game

  • All Aboard – Dynamite Dash – Konami
  • Cash Express Luxury Line Buffalo – Aristocrat – 2020 Winner
  • Fortune Coin Boost – IGT
  • Golden Wins Deluxe – AGS
  • Hong Kong Double Deluxe – Incredible Technologies
  • The Vault Egypt Gems – Everi Holdings
  • Willy Wonka – Everlasting Gobstopper – Scientific Games

 

4. Top Performing NEW Cabinet – Core

  • A Star Curve – Ainsworth
  • Empire Flex – Everi Holdings – 2020 Winner
  • Infinity Summit – Incredible Technologies
  • Orion Curve – AGS
  • Twinstar Matrix – Scientific Games

 

5. Top Performing NEW Cabinet – Premium

  • Dimension 49j – Konami
  • Infinity Pilot – Incredible Technologies
  • Mars X – Aristocrat – 2020 Winner
  • Orion Starwall – AGS
  • Peak Slant 49 – IGT
  • Twinstar J43 Motion Wheel – Scientific Games

 

6. Top Performing Core Video Reel Game

  • Buffalo Gold Revolution – Aristocrat – 2020 Winner
  • Dancing Drums – Scientific Games
  • Fortune Coin Free Games – IGT
  • Rakin Bacon – AGS
  • Super Charged 7’S – Quick Spin – Ainsworth
  • Wheel Of Prosperity Dragon – Aruze
  • Wicked Wheel Fire Phoenix – Everi Holdings

 

7. Top Performing Core Mechanical Reel Game

  • 88 Fortunes Diamond – Scientific Games
  • Buffalo Gold – Aristocrat
  • Cash Machine – Everi Holdings – 2020 Winner
  • Quick Hit Triple Blazing 7s Super Wheel – Scientific Games
  • Red Hot Tamales – IGT

 

8. Top Performing Premium Game

  • Colossal Diamonds – AGS
  • Dancing Drums Explosion – Scientific Games
  • Dragon Link – Happy And Prosperous – Aristocrat – 2020 Winner
  • Jin Ji Bao Xi – Rising Fortunes – Scientific Games
  • Lightning Link – High Stakes – Aristocrat
  • Smokin Hot Stuff Wicked Wheel – Everi Holdings
  • Wheel Of Fortune – Exotic Far East – Cash Link – IGT

 

9. Top Performing 3rd Party IP Branded Game

  • Game Of Thrones – Winter Is Here – Aristocrat
  • Smokin Hot Stuff Wicked Wheel – Everi Holdings – 2020 Winner
  • The Price Is Right – Triple Showcase Showdown – IGT
  • Wheel Of Fortune – Exotic Far East – Cash Link – IGT
  • Wizard Of Oz – Munchkinland – Scientific Games

 

10. Top Performing Proprietary Branded Game

  • All Aboard – Dynamite Dash – Konami
  • Crazy Money Deluxe – Incredible Technologies
  • Dollar Storm – Ninja Moon – Aristocrat
  • Dragon Link – Happy And Prosperous – Aristocrat – 2020 Winner
  • Jin Ji Bao Xi – Rising Fortunes – Scientific Games
  • The Vault Egypt Gems – Everi Holdings
  • Ultimate Fire Link – China Street – Scientific Games

 

11. Top Performing Electronic Table Game (ETG)

  • Baccarat – Interblock
  • Baccarat Maximum Fortune – Sega Sammy
  • Casino Wizard – Gaming Arts
  • Craps – Aruze
  • Fortune Cup – Konami
  • Roulette – Alfastreet
  • Roulette – IGT
  • Roulette – Interblock – 2020 Winner

 

12. Top Performing Video Poker game

  • All Star Poker 2 – IGT – 2020 Winner
  • GameKing – IGT
  • Match Card Draw Poker – Scientific Games
  • Super Star – IGT
  • Ultimate X – IGT
  • Winners World – Aristocrat

 

13. Top Performing Interactive Electronic Gaming Machine (EGM)/Skill

  • Bust-A-Move – Next Gaming
  • Cannon Beards Treasure – Gamblit Gaming – 2020 Winner
  • Sweet Spot Golf – Gameco

 

14. Top Performing Game from an Emerging Supplier

  • Dice Seekers Heroes and Villains – Gaming Arts – 2020 Winner
  • Flags of Fortune – Castle Hill
  • Fortune Feast – Bluberi
  • Fruit Jackpots Progressive – Lightning Gaming
  • Money Party Link Fruity Fruity – Novomatic
  • Wealth Rush Incredible Coins – Sega Sammy

 

15. Most Improved Supplier – Core

Everi – 2020 Winner

All Suppliers Considered

 

16. Most Improved Supplier – Premium

Aristocrat – 2020 Winner

All Suppliers Considered

 

17. Best Overall Supplier of Slot Content

Aristocrat – 2020 Winner

All Suppliers Considered

 

 

Social Casino Awards

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

  • 88 Fortunes featuring Scientific Games content – SciPlay
  • DoubleDown Casino featuring IGT content – published by Double Down Interactive – 2020 Winner
  • High 5 Casino featuring High 5 Games content – published by High 5 Games
  • Lightning Link featuring Aristocrat content – published by Product Madness

 

19. Top Social Casino Company

  • Aristocrat – 2020 Winner
  • Bole Games
  • Playtika
  • Zynga

 

iGaming Awards (Real-Money Online Gaming)

 20. Best New Online Slot

  • Extra Chili — Big Time Gaming – 2020 Winner
  • Fortune Coin — IGT
  • Hypernova Megaways — Reel Play
  • Rise Of The Mountain King — Scientific Games

 

21. Top Performing Online Slot

  • 88 Fortunes – SG Digital – 2020 Winner
  • Bonanza – Big Time Gaming
  • Cleopatra – IGT
  • Divine Fortune – NetEnt

 

Hall of Fame – Class of 2021

Hall of Fame Inductee                                                      Hall of Fame Inductee

                                                      

Game Development – Scott Olive                          Slot Operations – Charlie Lombardo

Highlight Video HERE                                                       Highlight Video HERE

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

              Hall of Fame                                                                        Hall of Fame

        Scott Olive Sponsor                                                      Charlie Lombardo Sponsor

                                      

 

Event Sponsors

                                                                                                       

                                                                

   Media Sponsor

 

 

About Eilers & Krejcik Gaming: Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC is a boutique research and consulting firm focused on servicing the gaming equipment, interactive gaming, and sports betting sectors within the global gaming industry.  Our products and services primarily include market research, company research, and consulting and advisory services designed specifically for land based & online casino operators, equipment & technology suppliers, social gaming operators & suppliers, gaming regulators, and institutional investors. Additional information regarding our research products and advisory services can be obtained calling Todd Eilers at (949) 387-7701, or visiting our website at www.ekgamingllc.com.

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[ March 25, 2021 by EKG Awards Show 0 Comments ]

Scott Olive & Charlie Lombardo inducted into the EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame

 Scott Olive & Charlie Lombardo inducted into the EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame 

Thank you to our Hall of Fame Sponsors 

                                                                     

https://ekgslotawards.com 

 IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, March 25, 2021 – Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC (EKG) is proud to announce that both Scott Olive and Charlie Lombardo have been inducted into the EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame (HOF) Class of 2021 Both Charlie and Scott will be honored in person at the 2022 EKG Slot Awards which is expected to occur in Las Vegas in February 2022.  Scott Olive is the third inductee to the EKG Slot Awards HOF for Game Development while Charlie Lombardo is the first inductee under the newly created category for Slot Operations. 

 Our Board of Advisors has selected two outstanding individuals to the EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame, said Todd Eilers, Principal at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC.  Both Scott and Charlie have been instrumental in the continued success and overall growth of the global gaming industry.” 

 Scott Olive is a Principal and Founder of HRG Studios in Australia, which makes games exclusively for Aristocrat Leisure.  Scott started his career with Aristocrat in the late 90’s and was instrumental in the company’s successful expansion into the North American gaming market with the introduction of low denom, high volatility video reel games.  Scott also created the widely successful Hyperlink progressive jackpot system with several top performing games including Cash ExpressPenny Train, Fa Fa Fa, and King of the Nile Scott left Aristocrat in 2007 to Co-found True Blue Gaming, an independent game development studio, which was eventually sold to Aruze Gaming in 2009.   

 After True Blue Gaming was sold, Scott went on to found HRG Studios and shortly after signed an exclusive agreement to develop games for Aristocrat Leisure in 2012.  In 2014, Scott and his studio introduced Lightning Link, which has been one of the most successful game franchises in the history of the gaming industry and currently remains the industry’s top grossing slot title.  Scott followed that smash hit with several more top earning games including Dragon Link (2017), Dollar Storm (2019), and Buffalo Link (2021).  Scott’s games have been critical drivers in Aristocrat’s success over the last decade as the company has more than doubled its market share in the key North American market.  

Scott Olive Recognition Highlight  

 Charlie Lombardo is the first gaming executive to be inducted into the EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame under the newly created category of Slot Operations.  After a brief stint in the US Air Force, Charlie started his gaming career as a slot mechanic at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  Charlie quickly moved up the gaming ranks and was appointed SVP of Slot Operations at Bally’s Las Vegas.  Charlie was one of the first operators to open his slot floor to new suppliers working with both vendors and regulators to test new games and products.  Charlie also worked closely with gaming suppliers to develop proprietary games only available for play at Bally’s. Charlie worked closely with Bally Technologies to develop a multi-denom, multi-site progressive jackpot system which eventually led to the creation of Bally’s first Wide Area Progressive (WAP) jackpot system. 

 

After the merger of Bally’s casinos and Hilton in 1996, Charlie was tasked with designing and setting up the slot floor for the new Paris Las Vegas casino under development.  After a successful opening of Paris the company then known as Park Place Entertainment acquired Caesars Palace. Charlie was eventually promoted to VP of Slot Operations and managed the slot operations for Caesars Palace, Paris, and Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip.   

 In the early 2000s, Charlie accepted a position with the Seminole Tribe in Florida as SVP of Gaming Operations. His responsibilities included the development of two new Hard Rock branded casinos along with managing the operations of the Tribe’s existing four casinosCharlie was instrumental in getting a legal Class II gaming system setup and approved by the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) for the Seminole Gaming operations in partnership with Bally Technologies.  Under Charlies leadership, the Seminoles significantly expanded their casino operations and have become one of the largest and most profitable gaming organizations in the world.  Charlie also represented the Seminole Tribe of Florida as an Advisory Member to the NIGC tasked with establishing Class II regulatory and classification standardsCharlie remains as a strategic consultant to the Seminole Tribe.  

Charlie Lombardo Recognition Highlight 

 Congratulations to both Scott Olive and Charlie Lombardo as inductees into The EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame – Class of 2021.  Thank you for your contributions to the gaming industry. 

 This year we have added a special In Memoriam video segment to recognize a hand full of influential gaming executives that have passed away this past year.  These individuals will be truly missed – Bob McMonigle, Sheldon Adelson, and Steve Laman. In Memoriam Recognition Highlight  

 Thank you to our Event Sponsors 

           

About Eilers & Krejcik Gaming:
Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC is a boutique research and consulting firm focused on servicing the gaming equipment, interactive gaming, and sports betting sectors within the global gaming industry.  Our products and services primarily include market research, company research, and consulting and advisory services designed specifically for land based & online casino operators, equipment & technology suppliers, social gaming operators & suppliers, gaming regulators, and institutional investors. Additional information regarding our research products and advisory services can be obtained calling Todd Eilers at (949) 387-7701, or visiting our website at http://www.ekgamingllc.com. 

Awards
[ March 3, 2021 by EKG Awards Show 0 Comments ]

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming Announces Official Nominees for the 3rd Annual EKG Slot Awards

Event will not be held in person this year, Winners to be announced via social media & press release

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, March 2, 2021 — Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG) is excited to announce the official award category nominees for the 3rd Annual EKG Slot Awards. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we will not be hosting an in-person event.  Instead, EKG will be announcing the award winners in late March via social media and press release.

“After consulting with our Board of Advisors and Sponsors, we have made the tough decision to forgo a live event this year,” said Todd Eilers, Principal at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC.   “Nevertheless, we want to continue to recognize excellence in game development within the slot machine sector.  As always, the list of nominees is very impressive and includes some amazing new games.”

“Once again we will also recognize some of the leading social casino companies as well as some of the best real-money online slot games this year,” said Adam Krejcik, Principal at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC.

Sponsorship Info

Interested in our 2021 sponsorships for the 3rd Annual Slot Awards Show. Contact Tatum Norton at tnorton@ekgamingllc.com.

The EKG Slot Awards

The EKG Slot Awards Show is produced by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC and is designed to recognize excellence in slot machine game development within the casino gaming industry. More info and highlights from last year can be found at www.ekgslotawards.com

The EKG Slot Awards Categories

The EKG Slot Award categories are determined by EKG principals and EKG Slot Awards Board of Advisors.  Individual award winners will be determined by utilizing a data-driven approach to include both proprietary game performance data as well as a survey of qualified slot managers for land-based categories.  For award categories where proprietary data is not available, the award winner will be solely determined by the survey responses.   For the Social Casino and iGaming segments, winners will be determined by a distinguished panel of industry experts combined with EKG proprietary data.

A complete listing of the EKG Slot Awards categories is provided below.  All nominees are listed in alphabetical order.

Land-based Awards

1. Top Performing NEW Video Reel Core Game

  • Buffalo Chief – Aristocrat
  • Diamond Trails Safari Winnings – Konami
  • Drop & Lock – Deep Sea Magic – Scientific Games
  • Money Storm Classic Hits – IGT
  • Red Silk – AGS
  • Roller Wheel Jungle Roll – Incredible Technologies
  • Wicked Wheel Panda – Everi Holdings

2. Top Performing NEW Mechanical Reel Core Game

  • 3x Wild Diamonds – IGT
  • Dancing Drums Reels – Scientific Games
  • Jixing Gaozhao – Aristocrat
  • Triple Wild Dragon – Everi Holdings

3. Top Performing NEW Premium Game

  • All Aboard – Dynamite Dash – Konami
  • Cash Express Luxury Line Buffalo – Aristocrat
  • Fortune Coin Boost – IGT
  • Golden Wins Deluxe – AGS
  • Hong Kong Double Deluxe – Incredible Technologies
  • The Vault Egypt Gems – Everi Holdings
  • Willy Wonka – Everlasting Gobstopper – Scientific Games

4. Top Performing NEW Cabinet – Core

  • A Star Curve – Ainsworth
  • Empire Flex – Everi Holdings
  • Infinity Summit – Incredible Technologies
  • Orion Curve – AGS
  • Twinstar Matrix – Scientific Games

5. Top Performing NEW Cabinet – Premium

  • Dimension 49j – Konami
  • Infinity Pilot – Incredible Technologies
  • Mars X – Aristocrat
  • Orion Starwall – AGS
  • Peak Slant 49 – IGT
  • Twinstar J43 Motion Wheel – Scientific Games

6. Top Performing Core Video Reel Game

  • Buffalo Gold Revolution – Aristocrat
  • Dancing Drums – Scientific Games
  • Fortune Coin Free Games – IGT
  • Rakin Bacon – AGS
  • Super Charged 7’S – Quick Spin – Ainsworth
  • Wheel Of Prosperity Dragon – Aruze
  • Wicked Wheel Fire Phoenix – Everi Holdings

7. Top Performing Core Mechanical Reel Game

  • 88 Fortunes Diamond – Scientific Games
  • Buffalo Gold – Aristocrat
  • Cash Machine – Everi Holdings
  • Quick Hit Triple Blazing 7s Super Wheel – Scientific Games
  • Red Hot Tamales – IGT

8. Top Performing Premium Game

  • Colossal Diamonds – AGS
  • Dancing Drums Explosion – Scientific Games
  • Dragon Link – Happy And Prosperous – Aristocrat
  • Jin Ji Bao Xi – Rising Fortunes – Scientific Games
  • Lightning Link – High Stakes – Aristocrat
  • Smokin Hot Stuff Wicked Wheel – Everi Holdings
  • Wheel Of Fortune – Exotic Far EastCash Link – IGT

9. Top Performing 3rd Party IP Branded Game

  • Game Of Thrones – Winter Is Here – Aristocrat
  • Smokin Hot Stuff Wicked Wheel – Everi Holdings
  • The Price Is Right – Triple Showcase Showdown – IGT
  • Wheel Of Fortune – Exotic Far East – Cash Link – IGT
  • Wizard Of Oz – Munchkinland – Scientific Games

10. Top Performing Proprietary Branded Game

  • All Aboard – Dynamite Dash – Konami
  • Crazy Money Deluxe – Incredible Technologies
  • Dollar Storm – Ninja Moon – Aristocrat
  • Dragon Link – Happy And Prosperous – Aristocrat
  • Jin Ji Bao Xi – Rising Fortunes – Scientific Games
  • The Vault Egypt Gems – Everi Holdings
  • Ultimate Fire Link – China Street – Scientific Games

11. Top Performing Electronic Table Game (ETG)

  • Baccarat – Interblock
  • Baccarat Maximum Fortune – Sega Sammy
  • Casino Wizard – Gaming Arts
  • Craps – Aruze
  • Fortune Cup – Konami
  • Roulette – Alfastreet
  • Roulette – IGT
  • Roulette – Interblock

12. Top Performing Video Poker game

  • All Star Poker 2 – IGT
  • GameKing – IGT
  • Match Card Draw Poker – Scientific Games
  • Super Star – IGT
  • Ultimate X – IGT
  • Winners World – Aristocrat

13. Top Performing Interactive Electronic Gaming Machine (EGM)/Skill

  • Bust-A-Move – Next Gaming
  • Cannon Beards Treasure – Gamblit Gaming
  • Sweet Spot Golf – Gameco

14. Top Performing Game from an Emerging Supplier

  • Dice Seekers Heroes and Villains – Gaming Arts
  • Flags of Fortune – Castle Hill
  • Fortune Feast – Bluberi
  • Fruit Jackpots Progressive – Lightning Gaming
  • Money Party Link Fruity Fruity – Novomatic
  • Wealth Rush Incredible Coins – Sega Sammy

15. Most Improved Supplier – Core

  • All Suppliers Considered

16. Most Improved Supplier – Premium

  • All Suppliers Considered

17. Best Overall Supplier of Slot Content

  • All Suppliers Considered

Social Casino Awards

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

  • 88 Fortunes featuring Scientific Games content – SciPlay
  • DoubleDown Casino featuring IGT content – published by Double Down Interactive
  • High 5 Casino featuring High 5 Games content – published by High 5 Games
  • Lightning Link featuring Aristocrat content – published by Product Madness

19. Top Social Casino Company

  • Aristocrat
  • Bole Games
  • Playtika
  • Zynga

iGaming Awards (Real-Money Online Gaming)

20. Best New Online Slot

  • Extra Chili — Big Time Gaming
  • Hypernova Megaways — Reel Play
  • Fortune Coin — IGT
  • Rise Of The Mountain King — Scientific Games

21. Top Performing Online Slot

  • 88 Fortunes – SG Digital
  • Bonanza – Big Time Gaming
  • Cleopatra – IGT
  • Divine Fortune – NetEnt

Hall of Fame

The EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Hall of Fame Inductee – Game Development
  • Hall of Fame Inductee – Slot Operations

In Memoriam Recognition

About Eilers & Krejcik Gaming:
Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC is a boutique market research and consulting firm focused on servicing the gaming equipment, interactive gaming, and sports betting sectors within the global gaming industry.  Our products and services primarily include market research, company research, and consulting and advisory services designed specifically for land based & online casino operators, equipment & technology suppliers, social gaming operators & suppliers, gaming regulators, and institutional investors. Additional information regarding our research products and advisory services can be obtained calling Todd Eilers at (949) 387-7701, or visiting our website at www.ekgamingllc.com.

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[ March 23, 2020 by EKG Awards Show 0 Comments ]

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming Announces Winners for 2nd Annual EKG Slot Awards Show

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming Announces Winners for 2nd Annual EKG Slot Awards Show

Event held on February 27th at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, March 4, 2020 — 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 theindustry’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. A complete listing of the winners for the 2nd annual EKG Slot Awards is provided on the following page.

Link to Event Photos

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s5gzhut6jmqe528/AABtvFXsf4xbQHFsDteXPAq3a?dl=0

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 ExplosionCasino 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

IGT – 2019 WINNER

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 CasinoZynga – 2019 WINNER
Tycoon Casino – Vegas Slots – Triwin Games
Video Poker by Pokerist – KamaGames

18.Most Innovative Social Slot Game

Huuuge Games – Huuuge Casino
Scatter SlotsMurka – 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

Aristocrat
Bole Games
Huuuge Games
PlayStudios
Playtika
SciPlay – 2019 WINNER

iGaming Awards (Real-Money Online Gaming)
21. Best Overall Supplier of Online Table Games

Evolution – 2019 WINNER
IGT
NetEnt

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 DragonScientific Games – 2019 WINNER
Star Watch Fire – Konami
Wolf Ridge – IGT

23. Top Performing Online Slot

88 FortunesScientific 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

2019 Hall of Fame Inductee

Ernie Moody

Thank you to our sponsors

Platinum

Cocktail Reception

Silver

After Party

Single Awards

Media

The EKG Slot Awards – Land Based Casino Advisory Board

Skyelar Perkins – is Corporate Senior Director of Slot Operations for the Choctaw Casinos & Resorts. Skyelar oversees the slot operations across 22 individual properties in southeastern Oklahoma totaling approximately 10,000 slot machines. The Choctaw’s flagship property is located in Durant,OK and has 4,300 slot machines and is one of the largest casinos in North America.

Mike Laubach – is the Corporate VP of Slot Operations for Boyd Gaming Corporation. Mike oversees the slot operations for 29 individual properties across 10 different states totaling 38,000 slot machines. Boyd Gaming is one of the largest casino operators in the world in terms of both revenue and number of slot machines installed.

Roger Pettersson – is the Vice President of Corporate Slot Operations for Red Rock Resorts. Roger oversees the slot operations across 21 individual casinos with roughly 22,000 slot machines. Station Casinos (or now called Red Rock Resorts) is the largest Las Vegas based local’s casino operator inthe state of Nevada.

Todd Eilers – is a Principal at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, where he is responsible for leading all market research and consulting services related to the Gaming Equipment & Technology sector within thecasino gaming industry. Todd created the gaming industry’s largest slot survey tracking industrydemand and market share trends and is one of the leading voices in the Gaming Equipment sector.

Marcus Prater – Currently serves as Executive Director of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM), a non-profit trade organization comprised of the world top gaming industry suppliers whose mission is to further the interests of its members throughout the world.

Dan Cherry – is the Corporate Vice President of Gaming for Penn National Gaming. Dan oversees the gaming operations across 40 individual casinos with roughly 50,000 slot machines. Penn National Gaming is one of the largest casino operators in the world in terms of both revenue and number of slot machines installed.

Rick Eckert – Currently serves as Managing Director – Slot Performance & Analytics at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming. Prior to joining EKG, Mr. Eckert worked at Wynn Resorts as Manager of Slot Administration, Analytics, and Operations, where he was recognized as “Manager of the Year” in 2016. Mr. Eckertpreviously worked for MGM Resorts International as a Slot Analyst at Luxor, Excalibur, and thenBellagio upon completing the company’s leadership development program.

Ron Nesbitt – is the Corporate VP of Gaming at Wind Creek Hospitality. Ron oversees all gaming activities at a corporate level for Wind Creek Hospitality, which is the principal gaming and hospitality entity of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Wind Creek owns and operates six casino properties in Alabama, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and the Caribbean totaling approximately 10,000 slot machines. Prior to joining Wind Creek, Mr. Nesbitt held various operational roles within Caesars Entertainment over a seventeen year period.

The EKG Slot Awards – Interactive Gaming Advisory Board

Lior Shiff – is an entrepreneur and active investor in early stage companies. He is currently the Co- Founder & CEO and of Tripledot Studios, a mobile game studio based in London. Previously he was the Co-founder and CEO of Product Madness, a leading social casino company that was sold to Aristocrat.

Brett Nowak – is the Founder & CEO of Liquid & Grit, a leading provider of product insight and business intelligence reports for the social casino gaming industry. Previously he worked at Zynga as a Lead Product Manager and Blue Shell Games as a Director of Product.

Niko Vuori – is a proven entrepreneur with a passion for consumer products and technology. He is currently the Founder & CEO of Drivetime, which is developing next generation of interactive entertainment for drivers. He was previously Co-Founder & COO of Rocket Games, a social casino company that was sold to Penn National Gaming in 2016.

Lloyd Melnick – is a Gaming industry veteran with over 20 years of experience. He is currently Director of StarsPlay (The Stars Group), where he is responsible for building and leading social casino, slots, and poker products. He has previously worked for Zynga, Spooky Cool Labs, and The Walt Disney Company.

Adam Krejcik – is a Principal at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, where he is responsible for leading all research and consulting services related to the interactive gaming industry. He has become one of the leading voices in the social casino industry and his quarterly research reports have become the gold standard.

Kirsten Bond – General Manager, Gamesys. Ms. Bond has been in online gambling sector for nearly 20 years, joining Gamesys in 2008. Gamesys operates one of NJ’s first legal online casino’s, VirginCasino.com, as well as managed services for fellow operators from Gamesys’ s New Jerseyoffice.

Chris Grove – is Managing Director of Sports Betting & Emerging Verticals for Eilers & Krejcik Gaming. Grove is a nationally recognized subject matter expert on the subject of the U.S. regulated sports betting landscape. His insights and research regarding the sports betting industry have been quoted in hundreds of articles, including outlets such as Bloomberg, ESPN, Forbes, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.

Dermot S. Smurfit – brings deep operational & management experience in Internet gaming through his years in GAN together with his M&A, strategic advisory and private equity financing experience in the gaming technology space. Dermot is a qualified UK attorney specialized in corporate finance.In 2012 Dermot was identified among the Internet gaming Industry’s ‘Top10 Supplier Superstars’ byspecialist Industry publication Gaming Intelligence.

Thomas Winter – is SVP and General Manager of Online Gaming of Golden Nugget, the award winning, US number 1 online gaming operator. Prior to that, Winter served as CEO of Betclic, a major European online sports betting brand, helping the business grow organically 10 folds to $200m revenues over 3 years. He was also responsible for Expekt.com, which he merged with Betclic. Prior to joining Betclic, he spent 9 years in the Telco and Sports Media industries, notably as a Marketing and Sales Director. Thomas Winter holds an MBA from ESSEC business school in Paris.

About Eilers & Krejcik Gaming:

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC is a boutique research and consulting firm focused on servicing the gaming equipment, interactive gaming, and sports betting sectors within the global gaming industry. Our products and services primarily include market research, company research, and consulting and advisory services designed specifically for land based & online casino operators, equipment & technology suppliers, social gaming operators & suppliers, gaming regulators, and institutional investors. Additional information regarding our research products and advisory services can be obtained calling Todd Eilers at (949) 387-7701, or visiting our website at www.ekgamingllc.com .

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Ernie Moody to be inducted into the EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame

Ernie Moody to be inducted into the EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame 

Ceremony to be held on Thursday, Feb 27th at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, February 7, 2020 – Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC (EKG) is proud to announce that Ernie Moody will be inducted into the EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame. Ernie will be honored at the 2nd Annual EKG Slot Awards show held at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Thursday, February 27th.

“When you think about video poker, Ernie Moody is the first person that comes to mind given his substantial contributions to the gaming industry and specifically the video poker segment of the casino floor,” said Todd Eilers, Principal at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC. “We are very excited and honored to induct Ernie into the EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame.”

Ernie Moody was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1948 and attended the University of Colorado. After college, Ernie became a stockbroker and he started several businesses including an ice cream shop, pizza restaurant, and an amusement arcade.   Ernie eventually made his way into the Gaming industry when he led an investor group that opened the Gilpin Casino in Blackhawk, Colorado in 1991.

Although starting out on the operator side, Ernie would ultimately make his mark on the gaming industry with the invention of the patented concept of “multi-hand poker” and the ultimate creation of a video poker game called Triple Play Poker in 1995.   After promoting the game for nearly two years, Ernie reached an agreement with IGT to distribute the game in 1997. The game was an instant hit from the start and was a key product in IGT’s portfolio of games for many years with many games still on casino floors today.

In addition to Triple Play Poker, Ernie also invented several additional video poker games over the years including: Five Play Poker, Spin Poker, Super Times Pay Poker, Ultimate X Poker, All-Star Poker, Super-Star Poker and dozens of other unique titles. Ernie’s inventions and products revolutionized the casino floor and the gaming industry.

Ernie Moody will be inducted into the EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame during the 2nd annual EKG Slot Awards, which will be held on February 27, 2020 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. In the coming days our Media Sponsor for the EKG Slot Awards, Fantini Research, will publish an in-depth profile of Ernie and his career in the gaming industry.

EKG Slot Awards Agenda:

Thursday, February 27, 2020

6:00pm – Cocktail Reception

7:00pm – Dinner and Networking

8:00pm – 9:30pm – Awards Show

9:30pm – 10:30pm – After Party

Ticket and Sponsor Info:

Please contact via e-mail to tnorton@ekgamingllc.com if you are interested in attending the EKG Slot Awards Show and/or if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities.

About Eilers & Krejcik Gaming:
Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC is a boutique research and consulting firm focused on servicing the gaming equipment, interactive gaming, and sports betting sectors within the global gaming industry. Our products and services primarily include market research, company research, and consulting and advisory services designed specifically for land based & online casino operators, equipment & technology suppliers, social gaming operators & suppliers, gaming regulators, and institutional investors. Additional information regarding our research products and advisory services can be obtained calling Todd Eilers at (949) 387-7701, or visiting our website at www.ekgamingllc.com .

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Eilers & Krejcik Gaming Announces Official Nominees for the 2nd Annual EKG Slot Awards Show

Event to be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

 

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, Dec 9, 2019— Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG) is excited to announce the award categories for the 2ndAnnual EKG Slot Awards including new categories for the interactive sector.  In addition to announcing award categories, EKG has also secured several key sponsors for the event. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a Platinum sponsor and is hosting the event.  Macquarie Capital is sponsoring the pre-event Cocktail Reception and the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufactures (AGEM) is a Sliver sponsor.   Finally, we note that both Fantini Research and Global Gaming Business (GGB) are Media Sponsors for this year’s event.   

 

Ticketing & Sponsorship Info

 

Please RSVP via e-mail to tnorton@ekgamingllc.comif you are interested in purchasing a ticket and/or table to this year’s event or if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities.

 

EKG Slot Awards Agenda:

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

 

6:00pm – Cocktail Reception

7:00pm – Dinner and Networking

8:00pm – 9:30pm – Awards Show

9:30pm – 10:30pm – After Party

 

Attire:  Black Tie Attire Suggested

 

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 ExplosionCasino 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

IGT – 2019 WINNER

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 CasinoZynga – 2019 WINNER
Tycoon Casino – Vegas Slots – Triwin Games
Video Poker by Pokerist – KamaGames

18.Most Innovative Social Slot Game

Huuuge Games – Huuuge Casino
Scatter SlotsMurka – 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

Aristocrat
Bole Games
Huuuge Games
PlayStudios
Playtika
SciPlay – 2019 WINNER

iGaming Awards (Real-Money Online Gaming)
21. Best Overall Supplier of Online Table Games

Evolution – 2019 WINNER
IGT
NetEnt

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 DragonScientific Games – 2019 WINNER
Star Watch Fire – Konami
Wolf Ridge – IGT

23. Top Performing Online Slot

88 FortunesScientific 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