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

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming Announces Details for the 5th Annual EKG Slot Awards Show

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming Announces Details for the 5th Annual EKG Slot Awards Show 

Event to be held on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas 

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, Dec 6, 2022 — Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG) is excited to announce several key details for the 5thAnnual EKG Slot Awards.   First, the event will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.  In addition, EKG has secured the Aria Resort & Casino as the Platinum sponsor and host site for the awards show.  Finally, EKG will continue its partnership with Brian Christopher of BC Slots, who will be serving as the event host again this year. 

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 23, 2023 

 5:45pm – 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
[ 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.

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.