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Light & Wonder’s market share in the US iGaming sector slipped this month, as dominant suppliers Evolution and IGT maintained their leading positions.

That’s according to the latest Online Game Performance Report from Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG).

Each month, EKG releases the report alongside Fantini Research. Gathering data directly from operators, the report provides an in-depth recap of US online casino and iGaming performance.

Below are some of the latest standout market figures, through to October 2023, presented in partnership with NEXT.io.

GGR share by supplier

Of the top three iGaming suppliers in the sector, Light & Wonder in third place was the biggest loser this month.

The firm’s share of overall iGaming GGR dropped from 15.8% in October’s report to 13.3%, although it maintained its position as the third largest supplier on the list.

The drop in its overall share of GGR came as its share of slots revenue fell from 18.6% to 15.5%, though this meant the company still kept its place as the largest supplier of online slots in the sector.

A modest increase in its share of table games revenue, from 11% to 11.3%, did little to offset the decline.

Both Evolution and IGT, the largest and second-largest suppliers listed in the report, stayed fairly consistent with the previous month.

Evolution’s share of overall GGR increased slightly from 21.1% to 21.2%, while IGT’s share shrunk from 17.4% to 17.2%.

Elsewhere, Digital Gaming Corporation remained in fourth place as it grew its share of overall GGR from 9.1% to 9.6%.

In fifth place, Everi’s share fell from 7.6% to 7%, while operators’ proprietary internal titles saw their share of GGR drop from 5.8% to 4.8%, falling from sixth place to seventh as a result.

Anaxi, meanwhile, rocketed from 17th place with 0.5% of overall GGR to 5.2% in sixth, however this is likely due to the report accounting for a larger number of its game titles than previously.

Other significant moves included White Hat Studios dropping from seventh place to ninth, as its share of GGR fell from 3.6% to 3.1%.

AGS held onto eighth place for another month, while increasing its share from 3.4% to 3.9%.

One new entrant onto the top suppliers list was Playzido, although with just two of its titles analysed in the report, its share of overall GGR failed to register above 0.0%.

Top game titles by GGR

In the leaderboard for the top-performing individual game titles by GGR, Anaxi’s Buffalo slot charged onto the scene in the number one spot, as it accounted for a huge 4.55% of all GGR included in the report.

The game was not previously included in the top 25 individual game lists of prior reports.

That performance pushed IGT’s Blackjack from first place into second, as its share of overall GGR fell from 3.7% to 3.49%.

In third, IGT’s Cash Eruption slightly improved its share of GGR from 2.15% to 2.19%, but still fell from second place due to the emergence of Buffalo as number one.

Digital Gaming Corporation’s Gold Blitz fell from third place in the previous report to seventh, as its share of GGR dropped from 1.46% to 1.18%.

Another of the supplier’s slot games, however, Fire and Roses Joker, also became a surprise addition to the top five game titles as it came in at fourth with 1.7% of GGR having not previously featured in the top 25 games list.

Evolution’s RNG version of Blackjack had a rough month, as it fell from fourth place to eighth, with its share of GGR dropping from 1.27% to 1.16%.

Light & Wonder’s 88 Fortunes did not fare so well either, dropping from fifth place with 1.26% of GGR to 10th, with 1.14%.

Evolution’s Lightning Roulette, meanwhile, performed much better as it jumped from 14th place with 0.9% of GGR to fifth place with 1.54%, completing this month’s top five.

AGS’ Mega Diamond slot also made a surprise appearance this month as it stormed into sixth place with 1.35% of GGR, marking its first appearance on the top game titles leaderboard.

Another new addition to the list was Light & Wonder’s Lightning Gorilla slot, which appeared in 25th place with 0.5% of overall GGR.

Overall revenue mix by game type

This month’s revenue mix by game type showed a slip in the proportion of GGR attributable to table games in favour of slots and live casino.

Table games’ proportion of revenue fell from 12.3% last month to 11%, while the proportion of revenue attributable to slots grew from 77% to 77.8%.

Live casino, meanwhile, increased its proportion of revenue from 7.6% to 8.2%, while the share of video poker revenue remained consistent at 1.5%.

Instant win games accounted for 1.4% of revenue, down from 1.5%, meanwhile.

EKG reported, however, that due to the way these statistics are analysed, the GGR attributable to both table games and live casino is likely higher than stated in the report.

For a month-on-month comparison of some of the above data points, you can read the October Online Game Report write-up here.

If you are interested in learning more, subscribing, or participating in the Eilers-Fantini Online Game Performance Database, reach out to Rick Eckert at reckert@ekgamingllc.com.

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