A monthly report ranking the top online slot games for the month of March could not get any hotter with Konami’s 2019 release Jumpin Jalapenos Quick Strike at the top. The spicy title leads a long list of top games available in Michigan online slots.
The list is compiled by research and consulting firm Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG), based in California. The company released a synopsis of its March 2023 EILERS-FANTINI Online Game Performance Report recently, showing how online slots currently rank in the U.S. iGaming market. The rankings are based on theoretical wins, or a player’s expected house win based on the amount bet.
EKG tracked 30 online casino sites this month, producing more than 40,000 data points across five U.S. jurisdictions (Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and West Virginia).
The top 10 game developers on the list include Konami, Light & Wonder, Digital Gaming Corp., Evolution, AGS, Reel Play, and International Gaming Technology. Light & Wonder has two games listed in the top five for March. The company has anywhere from four to seven games that make it into the top 25 each month for slots.
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Top Online Slots
Let’s look at the top five online slots for Great Lakes State players for the month and see where you can play them at online casino Michigan sites.
Jumpin Jalapenos Quick Strike
It doesn't get any spicier than this. Jumpin Jalapenos Quick Strike was ranked No. 4 last month and now sits at No. 1. The 5x3-reel slot features 30 lines and all kinds of Spanish-themed symbols that'll make you feel like you're in Mexico for some red-hot rewards.
The game is packed with cactus symbols, tacos, cute Mexican houses, and of course jalapenos. Plus, with a progressive jackpot, your next spin could send you jumping for joy with a big win. The minimum bet is $0.30 and goes up to a maximum of $225. The game has a mini and major progressive jackpot.
Scattered Jalapenos appear only on reels 2, 3, and 4. You’ll need three of them to launch the 12 free game features. The game has a Return-To-Player (RTP) rating of 96.03%. It appears that Jumpin Jalapenos Quick Strike is not available for Michigan casino apps.
If there is one slot game that just won’t go away from the rankings, it is 88 Fortunes. This slot is one of the most popular games available. 88 Fortunes was the top game in August and September 2022 and then ranked No. 3 in February 2023. This month it is ranked No. 2. Don’t pass it up.
This is a classic Asian-themed slot meant to evoke an ancient Chinese style. 88 Fortunes provides 243 ways to win and a 10-spin bonus round. Line up the “Fu Bat Jackpot” symbols and you could win a progressive mini, a minor, major, or grand jackpot of $200,000. The minimum bet starts at $0.88 and maxes out at $88.
The game is available online at Caesars Michigan Casino, BetMGM, Golden Nugget, FanDuel, WynnBET, DraftKings and BetRivers.
This mafia-themed slot will transport you back to 1920 in, where else, Chicago. Played on a 5x5 reel grid, the game’s 40 paylines are set on the backdrop of an underground speakeasy filled with gangsters, guns, cash and crooked cops.
It’s a high-volatility slot with an RTP of 96%. Land on “Big Boss” for the highest payout, followed by a sexy Dame, Thug, and Cop. Lower-paying spade, heart, club, and diamond symbols finish the pay table. Hit a special feature and a bat-wielding Thug will bash the screen for higher payouts, or a Cop will fire off a few rounds to increase your wins.
The minimum bet is $0.20 with a maximum of $50. The game is available online at BetMGM online casino MI and BetRivers.
Jin Ji Bao Xi Endless Treasure
Raising from No. 6 last month to No. 4 this month, this slot game has an Asian theme and boasts some truly intricate and beautiful visuals.
The highest-value symbol in the game is a golden dragon – followed by a golden phoenix, golden tiger, golden tortoise and golden koi. The game is played on a 5x3 grid and has 243 fixed paylines. The minimum bet is $0.88 with a maximum of $88. Increasing your bet on a few spins will unlock the golden symbols, which are high-value hits. The game has medium volatility with an RTP of 95.73%.
The game is available online at Golden Nugget casino MI, Caesars, BetMGM, FanDuel, WynnBET, DraftKings and BetRivers.
Bonanza, a slot game developed by Evolution, falls in at No. 5 this month. In September 2022, this slot was ranked No. 3.
Bonanza will test your luck at striking gold in a rural mining theme slot game backed by some very entertaining music. This game will have you busting rock after rock as cascading reels fall to make what players hope will be a winning combination. The minimum bet is $0.20 with a maximum of $20.
The game has a great collection of emerald, sapphire and ruby gemstone symbols, along with numbers and letters to match for small wins. The maximum jackpot is in the range of $200,000. Scatter symbols are represented as gold bars with the letters G O L D written on them. Spell out GOLD and you will trigger the free spins round which changes the background. The game is available online at BetRivers Michigan casino, BetMGM, Caesars, Golden Nugget, FanDuel, WynnBET and DraftKings.