Eilers & Krejcik Gaming Announces Nominees For 1st Annual EKG Slot Awards Show

[ March 23, 2020 ]

Event to be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at The Bellagio in Las Vegas


IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, Jan 23, 2019— Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG) is excited to announce the nominees for the 1stAnnual 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.  In addition to announcing the nominees, EKG has also secured its first two sponsors for the event. Fantini Research will be the exclusive Media Sponsor for the EKG Slot Awards Show and Macquarie Capital will be the exclusive Cocktail Reception Sponsor.

“We are very excited to announce the official nominees for the 1stannual EKG Slot Awards and to secure our first two sponsors for the event”, said Todd Eilers, Principal at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC.  “The list of nominees is very impressive and includes some of the best new games we’ve seen in quite some time.  We look forward to hosting fun and exciting event to honor and recognize the winners in each category.”

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 28, 2019
6:00pm – Cocktail Reception
7:00pm – Dinner and Networking
8:00pm – 9:30pm – Awards Show
Attire:  Black Tie Attire Optional

Thank you to our Sponsors




The EKG Slot Awards Categories

The EKG Slot Award categories for 2018 were determined by EKG principals and 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 awards where proprietary data is not available, the award winner will be solely determined by the survey responses.   For the Social Casino segment, winners will be determined by a distinguished panel of social casino industry experts as well as our proprietary Social Casino database.

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


Land-based Awards

  1. Top Performing Core Video Reel Game
  • 88 Fortunes– Scientific Games
  • Buffalo Gold– Aristocrat
  • China Shores– Konami
  • Dancing Drums– Scientific Games
  • Fu Dao Le– Scientific Games
  • Fu Nan Fu Nu– AGS
  • Wonder 4– Aristocrat
  1. Top Performing Core Mechanical Reel Game
  • 88 Fortunes– Scientific Games
  • 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
  1. Top Performing Premium Game
  • Buffalo Grand– Aristocrat
  • Dragon Link– Aristocrat
  • Lightning Link– Aristocrat
  • Monopoly Millionaire– Scientific Games
  • Wheel of Fortune: Double Diamond– IGT
  • Willy Wonka World Of Wonka– Scientific Games
  1. 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
  1. 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
  • Triple Double Diamond Progressive Free Games– IGT
  1. Top Performing NEW Premium Game
  • Dragon Link: Happy and Prosperous– Aristocrat
  • James Bond: Casino Royal– Scientific Games
  • Lightning Zap– Everi
  • Solstice Celebration TripleSparkle– Konami
  • Timber Wolf Grand– Aristocrat
  • Ultimate Fire Link: China Street– Scientific Games
  • Wheel of Fortune: Triple Gold Gold Spin– IGT
  1. Top Performing NEW Cabinet – Core
  • Concerto Crescent – Konami
  • CrystalDual 27 – IGT
  • Helix Xt – Aristocrat
  • Infinity V55 – Incredible Technologies
  • Twinstar J43 – Scientific Games
  1. Top Performing NEW Cabinet – Premium
  • Concerto Opus – Konami
  • Gamefield 2.0 – Scientific Games
  • MegaTower – IGT
  • Relm XL – Aristocrat
  • Twinstar V75 – Scientific Games
  1. Top Performing 3rdParty 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 Spin– IGT
  1. Top Performing Proprietary Branded Game
  • Buffalo Grand– Aristocrat
  • Colossal Diamonds– AGS
  • Dragon Link– Aristocrat
  • Lightning Link– Aristocrat
  • Money Rain Deluxe – Incredible Technologies
  • Riches with Daikoku Triple Sparkle– Konami
  • Ultimate Fire Link: China Street– Scientific Games
  1. Top Performing Electronic Table Game (ETG)
  • Interblock – Roulette
  • IGT – Roulette
  • Aruze – Craps
  • Interblock – Baccarat
  • Alfastreet – Roulette
  • Scientific Games – Prism Lightning Launch Roulette
  • Scientific Games – Fusion Blackjack
  1. Top Performing Video Poker game
  • All Star Poker 2 – IGT
  • GameKing– IGT
  • Match Card Draw Poker– Scientific Games
  • Super Star– IGT
  • Ultimate X– IGT
  1. Top Performing Skill game
  • Match 3Volution– Gamblit
  • Nothin’ but Net 2– GameCo
  • Lucky Karts– Synergy Blue
  • Beat Square– Konami
  1. Most Improved Supplier – Core
  • All Suppliers Considered
  1. Most Improved Supplier – Premium
  • All Suppliers Considered
  1. Best Overall Supplier of Slot Content
  • All Suppliers Considered


Social Casino Awards

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


  1. The EKG Slot Awards Hall of Fame Inductee

To be announced at the show

About Eilers & Krejcik Gaming

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC is a boutique research and advisory firm focused on servicing the gaming equipment, technology, and interactive gaming sectors within the global gaming industry. Our products and services include market research, company research, consulting and advisory services designed specifically for land based & online casino operators, equipment & technology suppliers, social gaming companies, real-money online game companies, and institutional investors. Additional information regarding our research products and advisory services can be obtained calling Adam Krejcik at 714-619-9330, or visiting our website at www.ekgamingllc.com .