Evolution sponsors first ever European Championship of Roulette (ECR), Malta, 30 March–2 April

Published: 23/03/17

[Company News] Players to go head to head for top prize of €50,000. Evolution presence at inaugural event includes special ECR Live Roulette table streaming live from Malta 28 March–8 April.

Evolution Gaming has announced that it is one of the main sponsors of ECR 2017, the first ever European Championship of Roulette. The event takes place from Thursday 30 March to Sunday 2 April on the Mediterranean island of Malta at the Portomaso Casino and Hilton Malta.

This brand-new event on the gaming calendar promises a unique and exciting long weekend of live Roulette table action. Players will go head to head with other players, not the casino, as they battle it out for a guaranteed top prize of €50,000.

Further cash prizes make up a total prize fund of around €200,000. Online players meanwhile will be able to win additional prizes at Evolution’s online ECR Live Roulette table, which will be available via Betsson Group brand websites 28 March to 8 April.

200 pre-qualified players plus Tournament Buy-In also available

ECR is a Betsson Group initiative which has been marketed to 200,000-plus active European online players across the Group’s 15 brands. From that pool of players, 200 players have already qualified for invitation to the Championship finals in Malta. In addition, a range of Tournament Buy-In Packages is available, with prices starting at €550.

According to the official ECR website (www.ecroulette.com) the Championship format couldn’t be simpler: “One starting stack, one ball and one wheel. The last person standing brings home the bacon. Are you ready?”

A new kind of experience for Roulette players

Alexis Wicen, Managing Director of Casino Brands at Betsson Group, said: “We are very excited about the inaugural European Championship of Roulette. With the event we are trying to bring more excitement to one of the most iconic Casino games, Roulette. Roulette tournaments are nothing new and have been around online and offline for a long time. However, with a huge prize pool of €200,000 and a tournament with literally hundreds of players betting on the outcome of one wheel, we hope to create a new kind of experience for Roulette players.”

Marcus Huber, Head of Key Accounts at Evolution, added: “ECR 2017 promises to be a really exciting event in a fantastic setting. We are delighted to be there as a main sponsor and also to be able to stream the excitement via our dedicated ECR 2017 online table to many thousands of Roulette fans worldwide.”


Opening Night drinks evening, 1 April pool party and other side events

Alongside the exciting programme of competitive Roulette, visitors will be able to enjoy exciting side events, player parties and much more to be announced.

ECR 2017 begins with an Opening Night drinks evening on Thursday 30 March.

On Saturday 1 April there will also be a pool party where attendees can relax in the sunshine. (Daily high temperatures in Malta can reach 20 degrees C in April.)

The centrepiece of the tournament will of course be the main ECR Roulette game at the Portomaso Casino. However, there will be a number of Blackjack, Baccarat, Three Card Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em tables within the venue that qualifiers and other players will be able to play at during the event.

Join in the fun on Evolution’s ECR Live Roulette table

Players who cannot make ECR 2017 in person have not been forgotten.

To mark the finals Evolution will be opening a special ECR online Live Roulette table that will be available to players via Betsson Group brand websites, 14:00–02:00 CET, every day for 12 days from 28 March to 8 April. This table, with its ECR 2017 bluescreen backdrop, will stream live from Malta.

There will be prizes and give-away promotions on the Evolution ECR table during the 12 days with instant entry for the 2018 Championship on offer too. Dealers at the table will also keep online players up to date with developments at the 2017 Championships finals at Portomaso.

Keep in touch on desktop, tablet and smartphone

The Evolution ECR table will allow players who are not able to make it to ECR 2017 to join in the fun on desktop, tablet and smartphone. At the same time, those present in Malta will be able to play at the table using their own devices, when not at the main ECR game or while they grab a bite to eat or enjoy a drink at the pool party.

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