We warned you a Buffalo stampede was coming online and now it’s here. Buffalo is ranked the No. 1 slot this month for players at Michigan online casinos.
Las Vegas-based Anaxi, the online real money gaming division of Aristocrat, released its longstanding, fan-favorite slot title Buffalo in May at New Jersey online casinos. This is the famous Buffalo slot machine found on casino floors that makes its presence known with a loud “BUFFFFALO” call heard throughout the facility. Players can now recreate that excitement in the palm of their hands and online.
The Buffalo online version is now ranked the No. 1 online slot for November, according to a monthly report published by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG). Based in California, EKG compiles game performance data collected monthly from several U.S. iGaming operators, including Michigan mobile casinos. Their database continues to grow with new casino operators added each month.
EKG’s report ranks the top 25 slot titles each month based on online game performance data. Eleven unique game suppliers are represented in the list for November.
Which Manufacturers Appear Most
Greentube has four games listed in the list of 25, most of any manufacturer. Digital Gaming Corp. (DGC), Evolution, International Gaming Technology (IGT) and Light & Wonder have three each; American Gaming Systems (AGS), Reel Play, White Hat Studios have two each; Anaxi, Bragg Gaming Group and Everi have one each. Players in the Great Lakes State can check out these games via iCasino operators, many of whom offer Michigan casino bonuses.
“Evolution and IGT have lost share over the past 12 months, 7% and 3% respectively, but each dominates specific categories,” EKG said in a post on LinkedIn.
For November’s report, an estimated 33 casino sites were tracked in the U.S. market, providing more than 50,000 data points across Michigan online slots sites as well as those in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Those five states combined account for nearly 65% of U.S. gross gaming revenue (GGR).
Focusing on the top five games in the list, Mega Diamond, Fire and Roses Joker and Capital Gains remained in the top five for October and November among games available for Michigan online slots players.
Top Five Slot Games for November
- Buffalo, by Anaxi
- Fire and Roses Joker, by DGC
- Pile ‘Em Up, by DGC
- Mega Diamond, by AGS
- Capital Gains, by AGS
EKG’s report describes the new online version of Buffalo released by Anaxi as a “gravity train” for casino operators. In reference to its November report, EKG said “Anaxi accounts for an estimated 5.2% of GGR and is leading all other suppliers with overall Theo Win Indexing at 5.04x in just a few months since they announced a launch in the U.S.”
The Buffalo stampede started in New Jersey with BetMGM and continues with launches across more U.S. states and internationally.
Slot players can start great stampedes of big wins with Buffalo. You can win 8, 15 or 20 free games when landing 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols. During the free games, each wild symbol that appears anywhere on Reels 2, 3 or 4 will multiply the total win for that spin. But that’s not all. The free games feature can be triggered again during the free games round.
Buffalo is a 20-line, 5×4 slot game where players aim to win by filling the screen with Buffalo symbols. The minimum bet is $0.40 with a maximum of $200 covering all 1,024 paylines. The game has a Return-To-Player (RTP) rating of 94.85%, which means it pays back an average of $94.85 for every $100 played. RTP is the term casinos use to describe the percentage a game will pay back to players over time.
Buffalo is available at Caesars Palace Online Casino Michigan, BetMGM, FanDuel and BetRivers.
Fire And Roses Joker
Released in March, Fire and Roses Joker is packed with free spins, multipliers, stacked wilds and a Jackpot Wheel. Hit the Jackpot Wheel and you will never forget this game.
Four jackpots can be triggered. The Mini Jackpot is 5x to 75x your bet, the Minor Jackpot is 10x-100x your bet, the Major Jackpot is 50x-250x, the Mega Jackpot is 200x-1,000x your bet and the Ultra Jackpot is 1,000x-5,000x. You see why this game has ranked in the top five. And who could pass up the beautiful and colorful female joker? The game has a high volatility level rating with an RTP of 96.01%. The minimum bet is $0.20 with a maximum of $50.
Fire And Roses Joker is available on BetMGM Michigan Casino and DraftKings.
Pile ‘Em Up
It’s all about collecting coins in this feature-packed classic called Pile ‘Em Up. Released by Snowborn Games in June 2022, Pile ‘Em Up is a 20-payline slot with high volatility, smooth gameplay and tunes built for good vibes. At the heart of Pile ‘Em Up is the unique Coin Booster feature which can multiply coin wins in all the features of the game up to 10x. Collect 1UP symbols to boost your multiplier and carry it over to the Flower Free Spins or Heart Bonus to pile ‘em coins up.
The Flower Free Spins offers the chance to hit big with more coins, more symbols and the Coin Respin feature for an extra chance of a big prize. The Heart Bonus takes you underground for some Link & Win action, where each coin sticks to the reels and a coin in every landing position can award a top prize of 7500x your bet. The minimum bet is $0.20 with a maximum of $30.
Pile ‘Em Up is available at DraftKings Michigan Casino.
Mega Diamond caters specifically to high-denomination players. The game combines classic slot style and design with progressive jackpots, and multipliers to bring high-denomination action to the player. The higher the denomination wagered, the more wilds the player is eligible for on the reels. Mega Diamond is a 3x3-reel, 9-line slot. Watch for 7s and bar symbols that have multipliers – the multiplier values can be up to 5x.
Things get really heated when the backdrop of this game switches to flames. This means the progressive jackpot is increasing at a considerable level and gradually going beyond its average. There is a bit of a downside to the game. Mega Diamond is a standard high-volatility game and doesn’t offer any bonuses or free spins like most games. Before the online version was released, Mega Diamond was available in retail brick-and-mortar casinos as a slot machine.
Mega Diamond is available at BetRivers Michigan casino, BetMGM, DraftKings and WynnBET.
Capital Gains has two exciting ways to win big jackpots. First, the PowerXStream function lets players win all ways across the reels. Then, the Money Charge Bonus offers one of four progressive jackpots. There is a mini, minor, major and grand jackpot in the game. The minimum bet is $0.01 with a maximum of $0.10. The game has an RTP rating of 95.96%.
Instead of regular paylines, you win on this Michigan real money slot by lining up matching symbols anywhere on adjacent reels. There are 11 regular symbols in the base game, and it features several interesting bonuses. You can win six, nine, 12, or 15 free spins by landing three or more golden vault symbols in any position.
The game is available online at Golden Nugget Michigan Casino, Caesars Palace, BetMGM, WynnBET and DraftKings.