A “core” game in slot machine parlance is a game new to the market but only on a “for sale” basis, not leased. Some months there are few new core games for any manufacturer and other months there are many, so the popularity of the games and the percentage of the market can vary widely. And of course, many of the larger companies debut many new games each month, as opposed to small companies. In the December edition of the Eilers-Fantini Central Game Performance Database (GPD), the New Core Games report demonstrates how that happens. Aristocrat is the supplier with the highest percentage of Top New Core Games tracked this month at 30.4 percent. Fu Dai Lian Lian Boosted and Cashman Bingo themes continue to penetrate the market. Scientific Games began to reverse trends thanks to new games like Rich Little Piggies. And the AGS trend is strong with 4.6 percentage point growth over last six months thanks to games such as Captain Riches and Lucky O’Reilly. To subscribe to any Eilers-Fantini report, contact Rick Eckert at [email protected].