This Month’s Top Performing Slots for Michigan Online Casino Players

This Month’s Top Performing Slots for Michigan Online Casino Players
By Keith Stein
Fact Checked by Jim Tomlin

Some oldies but goodies returned to the top 25 slot games list this month with 88 Fortunes once again leading the pack for Michigan online slots players.

Research and consulting firm Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG), based in California, published its monthly report recently for May that ranks online slot games in U.S. jurisdictions.

The company provides a glimpse of its report by releasing a single page showing the top 25 online slots. The full report, titled “May 2023 EILERS-FANTINI Online Game Performance Report,” is available on the company’s website.

EKG generates the monthly report by capturing more than 40,000 data points from game performance data at 29 online casino sites operating in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia as well as online casino Michigan sites. These markets represent about 60% of the U.S. market in terms of Gross Gaming Revenue.

The May report shows slot players have been targeting a mix of Chinese and Egyptian-themed games with some added flaming hot fruit and gold bars to cash in on some big Capital Gains.

Before this starts sounding like a really bad movie, let’s get into the top slots for May.

EKG ranks the games available based on theoretical wins or a player’s expected house win based on the amount of bet.

Focusing on the top five games in the report, there are no repeat game developers, indicative of the variety available at Michigan casino appsLight & Wonder, Inspired, American Gaming Systems (AGS), International Gaming Technology (IGT), and Evolution are listed as suppliers for the top five slot games.

The top five performing online slots for May include: 

  • 88 Fortunes (Light & Wonder)
  • Stacked Fire 7s (Inspired)
  • Capital Gains (AGS)
  • Cleopatra (IGT)
  • Bonanza (Evolution)

Top Michigan 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 Michigan online gambling sites. And when you do, use the best Michigan casino bonuses available at GreatLakesStakes.

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88 Fortunes

Are you surprised 88 Fortunes is ranked No.1? I’m not. 88 Fortunes has been one of the most popular online slots in the U.S. market, ranked No. 1 in August and September 2022. After dropping a few spots in late 2022, the game has slowly regained top positions in 2023; No. 3 in February and No. 2 in April. Here it is back at No. 1 in May. The game is available at 27 online casinos in the U.S. market.

88 Fortunes 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, minor, major, or grand jackpot of $200,000. The minimum bet for this game starts at $0.88 and maxes out at $88.

The game is available online at BetMGM Michigan Casino, Caesars, Golden Nugget, FanDuel, WynnBET, DraftKings, and BetRivers.


Stacked Fire 7s

Stacked Fire 7’s is a classic fruit-themed slot that players will get hot, hot, hot for. Three bonus symbols on Reels 1, 3 and 5 will award the scorching hot Free Spins Bonus. Players can also boost their winnings with a gamble feature. The game is set on a five-reel by 40-row screen.

The minimum bet is $0.40 with a maximum of $60. The maximum win can hit $250,000.

Stacked Fire 7s has a Return-To-Player ratio of 95.90%. RTP is the term casinos use to describe the percentage a slot machine will pay back to players over time.

The game is available online at Golden Nugget online casino MI, Caesars, BetMGM, FanDuel, WynnBET, DraftKings and BetRivers.

Capital Gains

Capital Gains has two exciting ways you can win big jackpots. First, the PowerXStream function lets you win all ways across the reels. Then, the Money Charge Bonus gives you the opportunity to win 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. Instead of regular paylines, you win real money by lining up matching symbols anywhere on adjacent reels. This game has an RTP of 95.96%. 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 Caesars Michigan casino, BetMGM, WynnBET, DraftKings, BetRivers and Golden Nugget.


This game is based on Egyptian culture and centered around Cleopatra, the enchanting Egyptian Queen. Cleopatra slots in land-based casinos provide a three-reel screen. The online version is designed with five reels.

The game has 20 paylines for players to bet. Cleopatra is great for low-stakes slot players. The minimum bet is $0.01 with a maximum of $10 per payline. The game is packed with Egyptian symbols such as the beetle, the Sphinx and various hieroglyphics, which can be associated with Egypt. The game is so popular that a sequel, Cleopatra II, was created.

The game is available online at BetRivers casino MI, Golden Nugget, Caesars Michigan Casino, BetMGM, FanDuel, WynnBET, DraftKings and PokerStars.

Terms apply for all bonuses. Must be 21+ to participate.


Bonanza, developed by Evolution, is ranked No. 5 this month. The game was also ranked No. 5 in March 2023 and No. 3 in September 2022. Bonanza will test your luck at striking gold in a slot with a rural mining theme, backed by some very entertaining music.

This game will have you busting rock after rock as cascading reels fall to make 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 WynnBet Casino Michigan, BetMGM, Golden Nugget, FanDuel, DraftKings and BetRivers.



Keith Stein is a freelance writer for He has more than 25 years experience as a journalist with a a variety of news publications and worked as a contributing writer with United Press International.

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