Evolution expands United States provisions with Hard Rock agreement

Live casino solutions provider Evolution Gaming has enhanced its US footprint, after announcing a deal alongside the recently opened Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.

The firm’s latest licensee opened on June 28 following a $500m renovation, with the former Trump Taj Mahal laying the foundations to commence with a live casino service complete with “a comprehensive line-up of Evolution live tables”.

Set to be included as part of the deal are american (double zero) roulette, blackjack with side bets and bet behind, baccarat, three card poker, ultimate Texas hold’em poker and automated slingshot roulette.

“As well as building Atlantic City’s premier destination casino, we want Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City to be the number one online destination for New Jersey players,” said Lee Terfloth, director of product and igaming at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. “Evolution is the ideal partner to help us achieve that. They have a proven track record in multiple European markets that they are the live casino leaders.”

Furthermore the property is to launch three Evolution live blackjack tables, exclusive to its own players, whilst also hosting a dual play roulette table on the main gaming floor.

This is to also be made available to Evolution’s European network of operators, allowing their own players to place bets alongside those on property.

James Stern, Evolution’s director of business development and land-based sales, commented: “We are very proud to be working with Hard Rock as one of our US licencees. As part of the fantastic mix of Hard Rock live casino services that will be offered to players in New Jersey, we are especially excited by the potential of the Evolution dual play roulette table that will be located on the new casino’s main gaming floor.

“By allowing remote online players to play alongside on-premise players at the same gaming floor table, dual play will give remote players a taste of what will be a unique Hard Rock experience.

“In a very competitive market where the power of the brand is so important, dual play, alongside all the other world-class live casino games to be offered to the Hard Rock’s online players, will play an important role in drawing players to this exciting new Hard Rock property.”

Players will be able to enjoy all of these live games on desktop, tablet or smartphone.