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Casino dashboard: August 2022

| By Kevin Dale
Starburst off the top on its 10-year anniversary is probably just a blip, while the fishy Bonanzas and Gates Of Olympus do seem to have legs… Kevin Dale reviews casino game performance and the latest dealmakers.

Starburst is finally off the top of the charts and not felled by a Bonanza either. Book Of Dead by Play’n Go takes the top spot, yet, when looking at game performance in a bit more detail, we expect Starburst to return very soon and for a number of reasons. If we consider all subpages, not just the main homepages of casinos, Starburst would still be number one. In addition, it still leads the pack in terms of the number of unique operators as opposed to total game positions across sites.

Top 20 games by distribution

Sister product Legacy Of Dead also performed well though, which would suggest some aggressive marketing by the Play’n Go team.

Pragmatic Play’s Big Bass Splash is popular, netting the content provider three Big Bass games in the top 10. Its Gates Of Olympus sits just off the podium but seems to be a consistent performer since launch and we suspect this one hasn’t peaked yet…

As for new releases, there were a handful that performed well outside of the top 20, including the likes of Amazing Link Bounty by SpinPlay Games, Gorilla Mayhem by Pragmatic Play and Starlite Fruits by Neon Valley Studios.

Biggest studio dealmakers

PariPlay remain top aggregator in recent months yet Relax Gaming is in its rearview mirror, signing up new content partners such as Hölle Games, Apparat Gaming, Mascot Gaming and Peter & Sons in recent months. German studio Apparat continues to extend its distribution reach, this month adding Hub88, and so remains top studio dealmaker over the last six months.

Biggest aggregator dealmakers

Please note these are live charts which update every month so please ensure the month of August 2022 is selected in the drop-downs to match the analysis.

The interactive games chart at the top excludes live games and table games. Game rankings are determined by the number of game appearances on the casino homepages of more than 2,000 casino sites. To access many other charts including game rankings, live and table games, positions on subpages or to filter game performance by game theme, game feature or by operator type, get in touch with our partner, egamingmonitor.com. Egamingmonitor covers 40,000 games, 1,300 suppliers and 2,000+ operators. 

Data on deals by month was collected from April 2020 onwards and the rolling chart reflects current dealmaking performance, i.e. how many deals were signed over the last 6 months. Note that only deals either a) on company websites or b) in the gaming press or c) reported to us by studios and aggregators, are collated. Deals between studios & aggregators (and aggregators & operators) from all time are available via egamingmonitor.com.

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