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Eilers & Krejcik Gaming Announces Official Nominees for the 5th Annual EKG Slot Awards

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming Announces Official Nominees for the 5th Annual EKG Slot Awards 

 Event to be held on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at Aria Resort & Casino 


IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, January 24, 2023 — Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG) is excited to announce the official award category nominees for the 5th 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 5th 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 sponsorships for the 5th Annual Slot Awards Show. Contact Tatum Welch 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 

Bao Zhu Zhao Fu Red Festival – Aristocrat 

China Shores Boosted Great Stacks – Konami 

Devil’s Lock – Bluberi 

Gold Hills Prospector Pete – Everi 

Monkey Legends – AGS 

Rich Little Piggies Meal Ticket – Light & Wonder 

Wolf Run Eclipse – IGT 

X Wheel Supreme Dragon – Aruze 


2. Top Performing NEW Mechanical Reel Core Game 

Blazin’ Gems Deluxe – Everi 

Blazing 777 Triple Double Jackpot Wild – Light & Wonder 

Buffalo Instant Hit – Aristocrat 

Pinball Double Gold – IGT 


3. Top Performing NEW Premium Game – Sponsored by BMM Testlabs

Golden Pots – Golden Dragon – AGS 

Lightning Dollar Link – Kung Fu Master – Aristocrat 

Lucky Envelope – Plum Riches – Konami 

Prosperity Link Wan Shi Ru Yi – IGT 

Smokin Hot Stuff Wicked Wheel Ice – Everi 

Ultimate Fire Link Explosion – Light & Wonder 


4. Top Performing NEW Video Cabinet – Core 

A Star Dual – Ainsworth 

Kascada Dual Screen – Light & Wonder 

Muso Curve 55 – Aruze 

Neptune Single – Aristocrat 

Prism VXP – Incredible Technologies 


5. Top Performing NEW Mechanical Reel Cabinet – Core 

DiamondRS – IGT 

Landmark 7000 – Light & Wonder 

Player Classic Signature – Everi 


6. Top Performing NEW Cabinet – Premium 

A Star Curve XL – Ainsworth 

Dimension 75C – Konami 

Kascada Dual Screen – Light & Wonder 

Peak65 – IGT 


7. Top Performing Proprietary Branded Game 

All Aboard – Konami 

Dragon Link – Aristocrat 

Prosperity Link – IGT 

Rakin Bacon – AGS 

Super Charged 7s – Ainsworth 

Ultimate Fire Link – Light & Wonder 

Ultra Rush – Incredible Technologies 

Wicked Wheel – Everi 

X Wheel – Aruze 


8. Top Performing 3rd Party IP Branded Game 

Conan – Aristocrat 

Farmville Golden Harvest – Aristocrat 

Monopoly Lunar New Year – Light & Wonder 

Press Your Luck Whammy Wilds – Everi 

Shark Week – Feeding Frenzy – Everi  

Wheel of Fortune – 4D Collectors Edition – IGT 

Wheel of Fortune – High Roller – IGT 

Willy Wonka – Dreamers of Dreams – Light & Wonder 


9. Top Electronic Table Game (ETG) Supplier 



Gaming Arts 



Light & Wonder 


10. Top Performing Video Poker Game 

All Star Poker 3 – IGT 

Game King X – IGT 

Super Star Poker – IGT 

Ultimate X Poker – IGT 

Winners World Multigame – Aristocrat 


 11. Top Performing Game from an Emerging Supplier 

88 Wild Duels – Monkey vs Dark Warrior – Zitro 

Brian Christopher’s Pop N Pays More – Gaming Arts 

Devils Lock – Bluberi 

House Of The Dead Scarlet Dawn – Sega Sammy 

Jackpot Multiplier – Play Synergy 

Red Hot Burning Clover Link Edition – Apogee 

Screaming Links Great Balls of Fire – Lightning Gaming

Thunder Cash Link Voodoo Magic – Novomatic 


12. Most Innovative Game – Sponsored by KPMG

Bao Zhu Zhao Fu Red Festival – Aristocrat 

Dragon Rush Fei Nu – Incredible Technologies 

Fu Bamboo – Bluberi 

Fu Gui Hao Men Splendid Fortunes – IGT 

Go Go Claw Cash Grab – Aruze 

Huff N More Puff – Light & Wonder 

Kung Fu Empress – Gaming Arts 

Money Line – Everi 

Treasure Spirits – Dragon – Ainsworth 


13. Most Improved Supplier – Core  

All Suppliers Considered 


14. Most Improved Supplier – Premium 

All Suppliers Considered 


15. Best Overall Supplier of Slot Content 

All Suppliers Considered 


Social Casino Awards 

 16. Best Social Slots Game 

DoubleDown Casino – DoubleU Games 

Jackpot Party Casino – SciPlay 

Lightning Link Casino – Pixel United 

Lotsa Slots – Netmarble 

Slotomania – Playtika 


17. Best New Social Casino Game  

Choctaw Slots – The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma 

Grand Cash Casino – Gamehaus Network 

MGM Slots Live – PlayStudios 

Poker Chase – C-bet Inc. 

Vegas Keno – PLAYDOG 


18. Top Social Casino Company  


Pixel United 





19. Special Award for Overcoming Adversity (Social Casino) 


iGaming Awards (Real-Money Online Gaming) 

 20. Top Performing NEW Online Slot 

10,000 Wonders 10k Ways – Reel Play 

10X Fortune – Design Works Gaming 

Almighty Buffalo Megaways – White Hat Studios 

Big Fishing Fortune – Inspired 

Carnival Cow Coin Combo – Light & Wonder 

Golden Wins Deluxe – AGS 

Lone Star Jackpots – Greentube 

Megajackpots Wolf Run – IGT 

Primate King – Evolution (Red Tiger)

Slingo Shark Week – Gaming Realms 

Triple Jackpot Gems – Everi 


21. Top Performing NEW Online Table Game 

21+3 Progressive Blackjack – Bragg Gaming Group 

Bet the Set 21 – Light & Wonder 

Free Bet Blackjack – Evolution 

Multihand Blackjack Perfect Pairs 21+3 – IGT 

Space Invaders Roulette – Inspired 


22. Top Performing Online Live Casino Game 

Blackjack Unlimited – Playtech 

Live Dealer Blackjack – Evolution 

Live Dealer Craps – Evolution 

Live Dealer Texas Hold Em – Evolution 

Live Roulette – Playtech 


23. Most Innovative Online Game 

Big Spin Bonus – Inspired 

Break the Bounty LuckyTap ™ – Design Works Gaming 

Doubleplay Super Bet HQ – Light & Wonder 

El Dorado Infinity Reels – Reel Play 

Extra Chilli Megaways – Evolution (Big Time Gaming)

Lightning Blackjack – Evolution 

Slingo Shark Week – Gaming Realms 


24. Best Overall Supplier of Online Content 

All Suppliers Considered 


25. Top Performing Omni-Channel Slot (Retail & Online) 

88 Fortunes – Light & Wonder 

Cleopatra – IGT 

Crazy Money Deluxe – Incredible Technologies 

Mustang Money – Ainsworth 

Rakin Bacon – AGS 

Triple Jackpot Gems – Everi 


Hall of Fame  – Sponsored by Desert Diamond Casinos

 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 


Thank you to our Sponsors –  

 Platinum Sponsor                                         


Hall of Fame


Cocktail Reception



After Party






Single Award Sponsors 



 Media Sponsor 


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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