Evolution Gaming has gone live with the first live casino studio in the regulated US market, supplying live dealer services to five online casino operators in New Jersey.
The new purpose-built live casino production studio, Evolution’s tenth worldwide sees 888casino, Resorts, Hard Rock, OceanResort and PlaySugarHouse, operated by Rush Street Interactive, all offering live casino to players in New Jersey.
The studio, which employs more than 50, further expands Evolution’s North America interests, building on the dedicated Canadian live casino studio in Vancouver and a number of Evolution Dual Play (on-premise and online) roulette tables for the Atlantic City gaming floors of Resorts Casino Hotel, Ocean Resort Casino and Hard Rock
Initially the studio offers 10 online live tables and a range of Evolution game variants, namely American (Double Zero) Roulette, blackjack with side bets and Bet Behind, baccarat, Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker, plus Slingshot Roulette.
Further game launches and additional tables – including dedicated tables that operators can use for live sporting event promotions and to cross-promote land-based casino attractions – are all set to follow.
Evolution CEO Martin Carlesund said: “Our entry into the US market has been a carefully considered long-term project.
“Back in 2013, Evolution became the first live casino provider to gain New Jersey Preliminary Waiver approval. Having closely monitored US market developments over the past few years, while reinforcing our position as live casino market leaders in Europe, we believe that now is the right time to launch with a full-fledged studio facility for the US.
“Now we have a fantastic live casino studio in New Jersey – with a wide choice of live games from day one, and ample room for expansion and the rapid ramping up of services to meet our new US licensees’ needs. We are now extremely well placed to support our licensees as they acquire and grow market share in the exciting new US live casino market.”