Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG) is proud to announce the category winners for the 1st 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 and social casino sector. All category winners were announced on February 28th at the Bellagio casino and hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“On behalf of everyone at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, I would like to thank all award nominees for participating in the 1st 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, Macquarie Capital and Fantini Research.” It was a great night with approximately 200 executives 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 1st annual EKG Slot Awards were determined by the official voting from over 100 qualified slot managers and 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 segment, winners were determined by voting from a distinguished panel of social casino industry experts. A complete listing of the winners for the 1st annual EKG Slot Awards is provided on the following page.

2018 Winners

Land-based Awards

1. Top Performing Core Video Reel Game
  • 88 Fortunes – Scientific Games
  • Buffalo Gold – Aristocrat
  • China Shores – Konami
  • Dancing Drums – Scientific Games – WINNER
  • Fu Dao Le – Scientific Games
  • Fu Nan Fu Nu – AGS
  • Wonder 4 – Aristocrat
2. Top Performing Core Mechanical Reel Game
  • 88 Fortunes – Scientific Games – 2018 WINNER
  • Blazing 7’s – Scientific Games
  • Gold Bar 7’s – IGT
  • Red Hot Tamales – IGT
  • Triple Double Diamond – IGT
  • Wild Wild Gems – Everi
  • Triple Red Hot 7s Free Games – IGT
3. Top Performing Premium Game
  • Buffalo Grand – Aristocrat
  • Dragon Link – Aristocrat – 2018 WINNER
  • Lightning Link – Aristocrat
  • Monopoly Millionaire – Scientific Games
  • Wheel of Fortune: Double Diamond – IGT
  • Willy Wonka World Of Wonka – Scientific Games
4. Top Performing NEW Video Reel Core Game
  • Dancing Foo – Aristocrat
  • Double Blessings – Scientific Games
  • Fate of the 8 Power Wheel – Incredible Technologies
  • Scarab – IGT
  • Star Watch Magma – Konami
  • Super Charged 7’s Quick Spin – Ainsworth
  • Wonder 4 Boost – Aristocrat – 2018 WINNER
5. Top Performing NEW Mechanical Reel Core Game
  • Diamond Jewels 2x3x4x5x – Aristocrat
  • Dragons Luck – Everi
  • Easy Riches – Everi
  • Quick Hit Triple Blazing 7s Super Wheel – Scientific Games – 2018 WINNER
  • Triple Double Diamond Progressive Free Games – IGT
6. Top Performing NEW Premium Game
  • Dragon Link: Happy and Prosperous – Aristocrat – 2018 WINNER
  • James Bond: Casino Royal – Scientific Games
  • Lightning Zap – Everi
  • Solstice Celebration Triple Sparkle – Konami
  • Timber Wolf Grand – Aristocrat
  • Ultimate Fire Link: China Street – Scientific Games
  • Wheel of Fortune: Triple Gold Gold Spin – IGT
7. Top Performing NEW Cabinet – Core
  • Concerto Crescent – Konami
  • CrystalDual 27 – IGT
  • Helix Xt – Aristocrat
  • Infinity V55 – Incredible Technologies
  • Twinstar J43 – Scientific Games – 2018 WINNER
8. Top Performing NEW Cabinet – Premium
  • Concerto Opus – Konami
  • Gamefield 2.0 – Scientific Games
  • MegaTower – IGT – 2018 WINNER
  • Relm XL – Aristocrat
  • Twinstar V75 – Scientific Games
9. Top Performing 3rd Party IP Branded Game
  • James Bond: Casino Royal – Scientific Games
  • Gentlemen prefer Blondes: Starring Marilyn Monroe – IGT
  • Monopoly Hot Shot – Scientific Games
  • Tarzan King of The Jungle – Aristocrat
  • Wheel of Fortune Triple Red Hot 7s Gold SpinIGT – 2018 WINNER
10. Top Performing Proprietary Branded Game
  • Buffalo Grand – Aristocrat
  • Colossal Diamonds – AGS
  • Dragon Link Aristocrat – 2018 WINNER
  • Lightning Link – Aristocrat
  • Money Rain Deluxe – Incredible Technologies
  • Riches with Daikoku Triple Sparkle – Konami
  • Ultimate Fire Link: China Street – Scientific Games
11. Top Performing Electronic Table Game (ETG)
  • Interblock – Roulette – 2018 WINNER
  • IGT – Roulette
  • Aruze – Craps
  • Interblock – Baccarat
  • Alfastreet – Roulette
  • Scientific Games – Prism Lightning Launch Roulette
  • Scientific Games – Fusion Blackjack
12. Top Performing Video Poker game
  • All Star Poker 2 – IGT
  • GameKing – IGT
  • Match Card Draw Poker – Scientific Games
  • Super Star – IGT
  • Ultimate XIGT – 2018 WINNER
13. Top Performing Skill game
  • Match 3VolutionGamblit – 2018 WINNER
  • Nothin’ but Net 2 – GameCo
  • Lucky Karts – Synergy Blue
  • Beat Square – Konami
14. Most Improved Supplier – Core
  • AGS – 2018 WINNER
  • All Suppliers Considered
15. Most Improved Supplier – Premium
  • Aristocrat – 2018 WINNER
  • All Suppliers Considered
16. Best Overall Supplier of Slot Content
  • Aristocrat – 2018 WINNER
  • All Suppliers Considered

Social Casino Awards

17. Best New Social Slot Game
  • Confetti Casino – Fort Mason Games
  • Lightning LinkProduct Madness/Aristocrat – 2018 WINNER
  • MONOPOLY Slots – Scientific Games
  • Royal Charm Slots – PlayStudios
18.Most Innovative Social Slot Game
  • Huuuge Casino – Huuuge Games
  • MONOPOLY Slots – Scientific Games
  • POP! Slots PlayStudios – 2018 WINNER
  • Scatter Slots – Murka
  • Willy Wonka Slots – Zynga
19. Best Use of Land-Based Content in a Social Slot Game
  • DoubleDown Casino featuring IGT content (published by Double Down Interactive)
  • Heart of Vegas featuring Aristocrat content (published by Product Madness)
  • High 5 Casino featuring High 5 Games content (published by High 5 Games)
  • Jackpot Party Casino featuring SciGames content – Scientific Games – 2018 WINNER
  • my KONAMI featuring Konami content (published by PlayStudios)
20. Best B2B Social Slot Company
  • AGS
  • GAN – 2018 WINNER
  • Greentube / Novomatic
  • Ruby Seven Studios
  • Scientific Games
21. Top Social Casino Company
  • Aristocrat
  • Huuuge Games
  • Playtika – 2018 WINNER
  • PlayStudios
  • Scientific Games