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EKG’s Monthly Casino Games Ranking Shows No Change at the Top for March

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EKG’s Monthly Casino Games Ranking Shows No Change at the Top for March


The monthly online game performance report, prepared by research and analytic companies Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG) and Fantini Research, is out for the month of March. The data shows players’ preferences have slightly changed in March, although most of the same slots from previous months appear in the top 25 list from EKG. Crash Eruption from software vendor IGT is the most popular game for the second month. 

However, buffalo-themed slots are no longer featured among the top 5 games in EKG’s report. In the previous five months, slots such as Buffalo Stampede, Blazing Bison Gold Blitz, and Mighty Buffalo dominated the slots section of the monthly list, with several of the titles mentioned above winning the crown in December and January. 

Buffalo-themed slots are available at nearly all Michigan casinos online, an availability which has worked in these games’ favor. It’s crucial to point out that the monthly EKG report is not an all-encompassing analysis of the Great Lakes State market but rather an indication of trends. The report is compiled from data supplied by over 30 online casinos, covering over 65% of the gross gaming revenue from six US iGaming markets, including Michigan. 

Jin Ji Bao Xi Endless Treasures Makes a Splash in March 

One surprising title on the top 5 list from EKG is Jin Ji Bao Xi Endless Treasures, which ranks 4th in the March report. This Chinese-themed slot is not a household name, but the top 5 Michigan operators, such as BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel, BetRivers, and Caesars Palace Online Casino, offer it via their lobbies. 

Provider Light & Magic distributes Jin Ji Bao Xi Endless Treasures, a classic game from the floor of a land-based casino adapted for online gaming. The action occurs on a 5×3 grid with 243 fixed paylines, offering a potential grand payout of 200,000x a stake. 

The second best-performing slot on the list is Capital Gains, and 88 Fortunes is again among the top 5, this time as the third-best game in the top 25 list. According to the report, ancient civilizations seem to be a popular theme in Michigan since the fifth best slot is Cleopatra from IGT. Most games ranked on the EKG report are eligible for Michigan online casino promotions, such as welcome bonuses. 

Blackjack Still Dominates In the Table Games Category 

Blackjack remains a leader among table games, with three variants ranking among the top 5, including a live dealer version from Evolution Gaming. Developer IGT has a knack for creating popular games, as its Blackjack version is March’s most popular table game. 

Craps and American Roulette are two games interrupting blackjack’s dominance, ranking second and third respectively. One curious fact from the report is that the average wager in March on table games was from $6 up to $488, according to the EKG report.

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