Evolution Gaming deepens Rush Street link-up to make Colombian push

Evolution Gaming has rolled-out a deepened partnership with Rush Street Interactive with the live casino solutions provider launching six first person titles for the Colombian online gaming market on RushBet.co. 

The first person titles in question are First Person Roulette, Lightning Roulette, Blackjack, Dream Catcher, Baccarat and Mega Ball, all of which are all RNG versions of Evolution live casino games that are said to be “well established and very popular across Europe and North America”. 

Each variant will be added to RushBet.co’s igaming platform for Colombia and are rolling out gradually over the coming weeks for players on desktop, tablet and smartphone. 

Richard Schwartz, president of Rush Street Interactive, commented: “RSI partnered with Evolution Gaming because we wanted to offer our RushBet.co players in Colombia a premier live casino mobile playing experience. The breadth, variety and innovation of the Evolution games portfolio, and the Evolution services and operational excellence that surround it, give us full scope to achieve that objective.” 

The extended agreement builds upon a successful relationship with Rush Street Interactive in the USA, having initially partnered with the firm in 2018 to for a live Casino launch for PlaySugarHouse.com in the New Jersey market. 

Sebastian Johannisson, chief commercial officer at Evolution Gaming, added: “We are delighted to be growing our relationship with Rush Street Interactive, who are at the leading edge of gaming industry convergence, constantly innovating and pushing boundaries. Evolution shares the same ethos, and we look forward very much to building on the successes we have achieved together to date.”

This follows breaking news from earlier in the week which revealed that Evolution is striving to add a further piece of the igaming jigsaw via a bid to buy NetEnt, an offer the latter’s board is recommending to shareholders.

The proposed transaction sees Evolution offer 0.1306 shares for each share in NetEnt, valuing each at SEK 79.93 and all shares in the firm to approximately SEK 19.6bn.

The offered consideration per share represents a premium of 43 per cent compared to the closing price of the NetEnt share of series B on Nasdaq Stockholm on June 23, 2020.