As the state’s fiscal year came to a close, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board published a record figure for yearly tax revenue - standing at over $2.3bn for 2022/2023.

Live casino specialists Evolution Gaming has unveiled a further expansion across the US, after casino and racetrack operator Penn National selected the firm for Pennsylvania launch.

Signing an agreement to provide live casino services from its planned studio in the Keystone State, it comes a day after the Wyomissing headquartered firm revealed a significant igaming boost in its latest financial report.

Under the terms of the agreement, Penn National Gaming will use the new Evolution live casino production hub to stream live table games to its players in Pennsylvania.

The new Evolution studio will be home to more than ten online live tables and a wide range of Evolution game variants. 

These include American double zero roulette, scalable Infinite blackjack and blackjack with side bets, baccarat, ultimate Texas hold’em poker and side bet city, plus auto roulette. 

Furthermore, an added number of games are expected to be added as the studio expands ahead of the scheduled launch in 2020.

Penn is one of the USA’s largest gaming companies, operating operates 41 facilities in 19 jurisdictions. In total, Penn National Gaming’s facilities feature approximately 50,500 gaming machines, 1,300 table games and 8,800 hotel room. The company offers its social online gaming services through its Penn Interactive Ventures division.   

James Stern, chief business development officer of America and land-based at Evolution, commented: “We very much look forward to delivering world-class live casino gaming for their players along with operational excellence, peace of mind and exciting revenue potential for their business.”

Yesterday, Penn National reported across the board increases for the year’s third quarter, primarily driven by continued igaming and sports betting expansions across the US.

As revenue jumped 71.5 per cent to $1.35bn (2018: $789.7m), the Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, headquartered firm has lauded a plethora of partnership and launches as a key component to continued success.

Net income during the third quarter came in at 43.7m, 21 per cent up from $36.1m, with adjusted EBITDA rising 35.6 per cent from $229.7m to $311.6m.