[Company News] Evolution Gaming, leading provider of Live Casino solutions, today celebrates 10 years as the B2B Live Casino provider of choice for leading gaming brands worldwide.
Evolution, which began life in a small studio in Riga with a handful of staff in late April 2006, is widely acknowledged to have revolutionised video-streamed live dealer via the internet and driven significant growth in this sector in Europe.
Today Evolution has 2,000-plus employees, 70-plus licensees and operates 150-plus live tables.
During its first decade Evolution has been amongst the first to market with solutions for the re-regulated Italian, Spanish, Danish and Belgian markets. It has also launched its unique, award-winning Immersive Roulette game and a number of exclusive live games, all of which, says Evolution, “have helped our licensees to deliver an exceptional player experience on desktop, tablet and smartphone and, importantly, to capitalise on the phenomenal growth in mobile gaming.”
The company, which now has studios and offices in Latvia, Malta, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Sweden and the UK, will mark the anniversary with a live video conference involving staff at all locations. The live event will connect all of the company’s sites and culminate with the cutting of a special ‘10 Years Alive’ celebration cake at each location.
Fredrik Osterberg, Evolution co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, will use the live event to relay his “sincere thanks to the magnificent efforts and pioneering work by Evolution staff over the past 10 years — efforts that have propelled Evolution to its position as an innovative leader in the world of Live Casino gaming.”
Osterberg added, “At the same time I would to thank our many licensees for their support, loyalty and shared vision. The last decade has seen Live Casino move from a ‘nice-to-have’ to a ‘must-have’, with operators of all sizes increasingly investing in dedicated environments at our studios to maximise opportunities for their brands.
“Another strong trend that has gathered pace is convergence, with on-premise studios and other convergence options such as our Dual Play Roulette tables increasingly deployed on the gaming floors of land-based casinos.
“So far we have rolled out Dual Play Roulette [which allows land-based and online players to play at the same land-based casino table] as a shared service available from Dragonara Casino, Malta. Very soon we will be announcing further developments which will confirm Dual Play Roulette as the number one dedicated convergence solution for the gaming floors of the world’s most distinguished land-based casinos.”
Osterberg concluded: “Our first 10 years have seen a huge acceleration in the development of Live Casino. It is incredible to look back and assess how far the Live Casino sector and our own company has travelled in this relatively short period. We look forward very much to pushing the boundaries still further over the next 10 years.”