Evolution Gaming has announced an agreement that will see the group power live casino services for BetMGM brands across the US.

Enhancing its presence across the country alongside the MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings joint venture, it follows hot on the heels of global sportsbook operator PointsBet partnering with the live casino specialists.

Johan Nordstrom, chief executive officer at Evolution Gaming Malta, stated: “We are honoured to have been chosen by BetMGM to be partners in the fast-developing US live gaming market. This is a natural extension of our existing relationship with GVC Holdings’ brands.

“Following the New Jersey launch Evolution will work in tandem with BetMGM brands to help ensure that they are among the first in market in Pennsylvania and Michigan. All to coincide with the launch of Evolution’s new studios that will open in these two states.”

Initially the agreement will see a number of Evolution’s live table games, as well as game show-style games, being made available to customers of BetMGM, and sister brands Borgata Online and Party Casino, from the group’s live casino studio in New Jersey. 

Furthermore, the agreement will extend the existing live games line-up delivered for BetMGM in New Jersey by Ezugi, which became part of Evolution Gaming in January 2019.

Matthew Sunderland, vice president of gaming for BetMGM, said: “BetMGM was formed with a very clear objective: to lead sports betting and online gaming in the United States. As the undisputed leader and innovator in live casino services for digital gaming, Evolution, is the perfect fit for us. 

“Evolution offers everything we need to enable our brands to roll out an extremely rich, world-class online live gaming experience across the US and their new state launches roadmap is very much in accord with our own alongside building on our current leadership position in gaming in New Jersey.”