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Casino Dashboard: February 2021

| By Kevin Dale
While January was a quieter month on the deal-making front, EGT and Evoplay Entertainment continued to gain traction, while Microgaming-provided Gameburger Studios added a further title in the top half of the games chart, writes Kevin Dale

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January was understandably a quiet month for dealmaking with just 23 partnerships announced. But it wasn’t wild lockdown parties for all, as the studio/aggregator EGT was able to onboard 3 new studios, bringing them into contention for the rolling 6-month crown, alongside Gamingtec, SoftSwiss and Blue Ocean Gaming. Pronetgaming and Qtech join Everymatrix and PariPlay as the busiest aggregators in recent months.

Biggest aggregator dealmakers

Evoplay Entertainment still leads from the studio front over the last six months, notching up another distribution deal in January, as too did our runner up Skywind Group. Habanero have been twiddling pencils rather than their thumbs too, signing a couple of new distribution contracts.

Biggest studio dealmakers

On the games chart, there’s no change to our top three, with Starburst, Bonanza and Book Of Dead all sitting comfortably on the podium they seem to own. There are though some exciting new contenders…

Top 20 games by distribution

The funky new Hyper Strike by Gameburger Studios has joined their lucky number 9 games and two other Microgaming titles in the top half of the charts. NetEnt has added two new entrants Twin Spin Megaways and the catchy but not quite so catchily-titled Riches of Midgard: Land And Expand, so a few variations planned for the theme, perhaps. Caps duly tipped again to Big Time Gaming, for holding the candle in the conception of Twin Spin Megaways.

Just the one Christmas title retained a place in January’s charts, Betsoft Gaming’s Take Santa’s shop, which meant the return of some non-seasonal titles such as Blueprint Gaming’s Eye of Horus and Play’n Go’s Legacy Of Dead. Just a tad older than our top 3, Barcrest’s Rainbow Riches continues to deserve its place in the kaleidoscopic-light.

About the data

  • Top 20 games by distribution ranks all games (excluding live games and table games) on operator sites by the number of operators that feature those games on their main casino page. Rankings are determined by the number of game appearances on the casino homepages of more than 1,000 casino sites. To see other charts including live and table games, or to filter by operator type and size, see our partner’s site, egamingmonitor.com.
  • Biggest studio dealmakers covers B2B deals between studios and aggregators while Biggest aggregator dealmakers covers these same deals but from the aggregators’ perspective. Data on deals per month was collected from April 2020 onwards. Deal relationships between companies from all time are available on other charts, just not available monthly. Note that only deals reported on company websites or in the gaming press are collated.

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For 80 more charts with plenty more data, biggest dealmakers of all time, studio/operator deal analysis, game rankings by position on operator pages, table game comparisons, market shares by brand, country, domain and more, see our official data partner’s site at www.egamingmonitor.com

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