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Evolution Gaming & iGaming Academy Launch Online Training Portal

Casino provider to use new tool to train over 4,000 thousand employees

iGaming Academy has recently implemented a bespoke learning portal for Evolution Gaming staff. Evolution Gaming is the world’s leading video-streamed live casino provider, with over 4,000 employees in 8 office locations around the globe.

The new portal features upwards of 40 modules, and was developed as Evolution’s eventual primary tool for staff training in a variety of fields ranging from Responsible Gaming to Workplace Safety. The portal caters to Evolution’s scale and global reach – its courses have been translated into multiple languages.

The content has been entirely purpose-built and customised for Evolution, and will be integral to staff training on all internal tools, policies and skills. Combined with efficient deployment and trackable outcomes, the system has a wide range of additional uses. These include dissemination of corporate media, internal news dissemination and HR administration.

iGaming Academy’s suite of training solutions have helped Evolution Gaming maintain the leading position in their market. Deploying compliance training efficiently and effectively has streamlined HR operations. And by committing to quality training, Evolution are making the most of their valuable talent.

 

 

Evolution enters Mexican market with Codere partnership

Evolution Gaming, the world’s leading video-streamed Live Casino solutions provider has secured a deal with Codere, a leading Spanish multinational gaming company, to expand its service into Mexico.

Evolution announced on Tuesday their latest deal with Codere to be the exclusive live casino supplier via Codere’s new online gambling site Codere.mx.

Codere, who is Real Madrid´s Official Sports Bookmaker, is currently the largest operator of gaming halls in Mexico and this latest agreement will allow them to stream Evolution Gaming’s full portfolio of Live Casino games to their online players via smartphone, desktop and tablet. This includes standard and VIP tables for Evolution Live Roulette, Baccarat and Baccarat Squeeze games, blackjack, diverse Poker variants and their new Dream Catcher Lucky Wheel.

Codere’s corporate chief information officer, Felipe Ludena Munoz, said: “Evolution’s extensive experience in Live Casino market in Europe makes us feel confident that Codere will be extremely well equipped to launch best-in-class online Live Casino in Mexico and maximize immediate and future online Live Casino opportunities in this market.”

Evolution’s Regional Director, Gionata La Torre added: “We are of course proud and delighted to be working with Codere, a major global brand, for our first entry into this important new market. We very much look forward to introducing the richest, most exciting line-up of world-class Live Casino games to Codere players in Mexico.”

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Evolution Gaming launches new Dream Catcher super-sized lucky wheel

Leading provider of Live Casino solutions Evolution Gaming has launched its visually stunning super-sized new Dream Catcher Lucky Wheel. The vertical wheel comes with silver and gold 2x and 7x multiplier segments and was created using a precision-engineered bespoke wheel which was built exclusively for Evolution by TCSJOHNHUXLEY. Dream Catcher is the first title in a brand-new game category for Evolution — Live Lucky Wheel.

The wheel incorporates a similar multi HD camera studio to their award-winning Immersive Roulette and offers an ‘immersive’ online live gaming experience. This enhances the player experience as they are able to follow all phases of the wheel spin from their desktop, tablet or smartphone screens through a series of dynamic camera angles and close-ups. Their special light and sound effects auto-synchronised to the game action is also geared to intensify the player experience.

The game takes on the format of the live dealer spinning the wheel whilst interacting with the players throughout all the games. Players must simply bet on the number they believe the wheel will stop at with the payout odds corresponding to the winning numbers (1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 40) which appear in various segments of the wheel. Players also have the option to place repeat bets for a selected number of game rounds with the Autoplay feature.

Chief Product Officer at Evolution Todd Haushalter stated:  “This is a momentous launch for us because Dream Catcher will expose live casino to players who don’t play table games and therefore don’t play live casino. There are millions of slot, bingo, and other players who we are reaching out to with this product. It is intentionally simple and friendly to play, and with the potential for the 2x and 7x multipliers to keep hitting sequentially, players can win thousands of times their initial bet, just like in slots. It is almost like a game show that you can play along with at home. Both slot and table game players will find it a familiar and an enjoyable way to play. We really tried hard to make Dream Catcher a game that will expand the live casino space and we hope the players find it as fun as we do.”

He went on to explain the inspiration behind the idea: “Operators are constantly telling us they want to cross-sell live into other player verticals. So, we started thinking of ways to do that, but when it came to slot, bingo, pull tab players the problem was not making them aware of live, but simply that they don’t want to play table games. So, we started brainstorming about games that have no cards, dice, or even a table. The lucky wheel seemed intriguing, but the house advantage was too high and it lacked the ability to win large amounts. By adding the 2x and 7x multipliers that will hit fairly frequently, we brought the house advantage in line with other online slots and made it incredibly exciting. So now we have a real tool for our partners to cross-sell to slot and other non-table game players.”

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Evolution Gaming inks partnership agreement with White Hat Gaming

Stockholm-listed leading B2B provider of Live Casino systems in Europe, Evolution Gaming has revealed that they have signed a partnership agreement with the UK-licenced gaming platform provider White Hat Gaming.
White Hat becomes the latest client to be added to Evolution Gaming portfolio which is available for desktop, tablet and smartphone.

The agreement allows them access to Evolutions full range of mainstream and VIP Live Casino games including roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack and a variety of poker variants. Access to a new progressive jackpot along with exclusive titles will also be a part of the agreement which is expected to go live on White Hat gaming platform in the early part of Q2 this year.

The UK licenced market leading platform provider is a conglomeration of casino content from dominant providers delivering to their customers’ players the best in gaming experience. They currently work with top multiple igaming brands such as The Grand Ivy Casino, Hello Casino, and 21 Casino.

White Hat Gaming’s Chief Marketing Officer Marc Weinberg stated:  “Adding Evolution Live Casino to our content roster is a strategic step as it significantly increases the number of tables and game variants in our Live offering — and across all devices.”

Weinberg continued:  “The deal greatly expands choice for our customers and their players. At the same time, innovative Evolution developments such as Immersive Roulette and Baccarat Control Squeeze are stand-out games that will significantly help our operators acquire and retain players.”

Chief Commercial Officer at Evolution Sebastian Johannisson also commented: “White Hat Gaming has a growing number of operators using its platform as a ‘one-contract’, solution and we are delighted to serve those operators via this channel. Their players can look forward to access to all of our live tables, including exclusive titles such as Ultimate Texas Hold’em, and to other attractions too. I’m sure our upcoming Dream Catcher game, for example, will be a big hit. As a uniquely different online live lucky wheel, it will appeal to operators’ existing slots and bingo players and add further fun and stickiness to White Hat Gaming’s wide-ranging content offering.”

Evolution Gaming Confirms Executive Corporate Restructure

Leading live casino games supplier Evolution Gaming has officially confirmed an executive restructure of its governance and leadership teams.

These changes will see current Chief Executive and Co-Founder Jens von Bahr take on the role of Executive Chairman. Evolution Gaming has informed investors that Joel Citron has stepped down as company Chairman, effective on November 1st. Citron will be taking up a board position with the supplier.

Von Bahr’s promotion to new Chairman sees Evolution Gaming appoint Martin Carlesund as Group CEO. Carlesund joined the games supplier company in June of this year from industry marketing and player acquisition specialist Highlight Media Group, taking on the position of Malta CEO.

Evolution Gaming is also appointing Johan Nordström as Carlesund’s Malta leadership replacement, after having served as President of Asia for international education and learning firm “EF Education First”.

Commenting on the corporate restructure, Jens von Bahr said: “Ever since the IPO, Martin and I have collectively focused on creating an organisation which can take Evolution to the next level. We now have that in place, and Martin is the right person to lead it; which he has proven during his time as CEO of the operational entity.”

He went on to say that: “In the role of Executive Chairman, I will be able to focus fully on the development of our ongoing, successful growth strategy. Among other things, I see the need to increase the time we look at potential acquisitions and strategic partnerships going forward”

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Evolution Gaming signs deal with Olympic Entertainment Group

Evolution Gaming, Stockholm-listed major live Casino provider announced today that they have signed a content distribution agreement with Eastern European gaming operator Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG) to provide their live casino service to them. This agreement will see Evolution Gaming most popular live casino games launched on OEG websites including olybet.com and will be available on tablet, mobile and desktop devices.

Thi agreement also includes the opportunity to eventually be converged with OEG land-based offering with Evolution convergence solution Dual Play Roulette.

OEG is the leading provider in the Baltics and they continue to grow with casino estates across Central  Southern Europe including Belarus, Slovakia, Poland, Italy and Malta. In total the company manages 33 sports betting outlets and 125 land based casinos.

Managing director of online operations and sports betting at OEG Veiko Krünberg said “As the leading brand in the Baltics, and with a growing casino estate across central southern Europe, our vision is to be a global casino and resort operator. It is logical, therefore, to work with the largest supplier of live casino services.”

He went on to say that from day one Evolution will be able to provide them with an outstanding array of games and tables across multiple devices. Added to this he said is Evolution Live Casino world class quality in operations and their vast capacity and flexibility for future service development.

The director of business development and land-based sales at Evolution James Stern announced how thrilled the company was with this agreement with such an established and prominent casino operator in Europe.

He added “Not only will Olympic Casino and Olybet have access to our complete core offering to strengthen their live dealer product, they will also have the flexibility to extend that offering with native speaking tables and dedicated environments tailored to specific markets,”

He ended by praising how ambitious OEG was expanding their group in both online vertical and land-based. He stated that with their vision and the scalability and  reliability of Evolution Live Casino, this agreement is indeed a very exciting signing for Evolution.

 

 

 

 

Evolution Gaming Partners with iSoftBet for Romanian Live Casino Launch

Since the Romanian gambling regulator started granting full gaming licenses to international operators and providers, Live Casino supplier Evolution Gaming has announced that it is opening the first live studio in the country at Grand Casino Bucharest.

To do this, the leading provider partnered with UK online casino games developer iSoftBet.

The Live Casino studio will be launched later in September and will be located one level below the casino’s actual gaming floor. It will initially offer Evolution Gaming’s core titles, and more content will be added at a later stage. Games will be available on both desktop and hand-held devices.

Under the partnership, iSoftBet will be able to provide its clients with such offering from the Grand Casino Bucharest studio.

iSoftBet CEO Nir Elbaz said that the expansion across regulated iGaming markets forms part of their growth strategy. Being licensed in Romania, therefore being given the opportunity to provide more than 60 titles, is a huge step towards its implementation.

Mr Elbaz said that given the quality of the games offered by Evolution Gaming, the Live Casino supplier was the natural choice for a partner. He also pointed out how the company will now be able to sell multi-product offering to clients operating in the regulated Romanian market and their players.

James Stern, Director of Business Development and Land-Based Sales at Evolution Gaming, said that with Grand Casino Bucharest being a venue that local players know very well, they have chosen the best possible location for their Live Casino studio.

He added that being the first Live Casino providers to roll out their products in newly regulated markets is something they have always strived to achieve. Mr Stern expressed confidence that with Evolution Gaming’s proven track record of successful launches across newly regulated jurisdictions, such as Italy, Spain and Belgium, the upcoming roll-out in Romania will prove to be just as successful.

Evolution Gaming Announces Partnership with The Hippodrome Casino

Leading provider of Live Casino solutions Evolution Gaming has announced that it has officially added another major client to its ever-increasing portfolio.

Under the agreement between the company and the London-based Hippodrome Casino, the supplier will provide an online Live Casino service for the gambling venue and a “Live from the Hippodrome” feed solution for its full network of existing and future licensees.

The Hippodrome Casino’s Live Casino offering will constitute Evolution Gaming’s live tables that are located in the company’s Riga-based gaming studios, as well as a special Dual Play Roulette Table that will be located at Lola’s, which is known as the emblematic London-based casino’s underground gaming facility.

With the innovative Dual Play Roulette product, Hippodrome’s online players will get the chance to play against players seated at the actual table at Lola’s. The dual-play option, otherwise known as convergence, has been enabled through the installation of an Evolution Gaming Live Casino camera and sound studio around the table. The game will be available to gambling customers on desktop as well as handheld devices.

New and existing licensees of Evolution Gaming will be able to access the “Live from the Hippodrome” feed that will give them a view of what is happening at the Dual Play Roulette Table at Lola’s. Through this, not only will gambling customers be able to bask into the unique 20th century atmosphere recreated at Lola’s, but so will the players of the Live Casino supplier’s B2B client network.

Commenting on the announcement, George Constantinou, Director of Online Operations at The Hippodrome Casino, noted that being a powerful and widely recognisable brand, their casino has now further diversified gambling options on offer to customers through the addition of Evolution Gaming’s Live Casino games. Players will therefore be able to play not only at the historic casino itself, but also online at an actual table that fully catches “the unique and pulsating atmosphere of Lola’s.”

Jens von Bahr, CEO and co-founder of Evolution Gaming, said that the partnership marks another big and important step in their land-based distribution and convergence strategy which will diversify the experience for online gambling customers and also enrich the options available to his company’s network of licensees.

SBTech enhances its platform with Evolution Gaming products integration

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SiGMA partner SBTech, award-winning online gaming and betting solutions provider set a new strategic partnership with Evolution Gaming, provider of live casino systems.

The new agreement between aims to enhance SBTech’s turnkey gaming solution platform called “Chameleon 360”. The platform allow operators to manage all of their operations and products through one management system.

According to the new partnership, Evolution Gaming products will be now integrated into the SBTech’s platform.

CEO of SBTech, Itai Zak, said: “Through Evolution, we can add the world’s widest selection of live tables to Chameleon 360’s unparalleled offering. Players will encounter professional dealers in live games streamed in HD quality video to their devices, fluidly integrated with Chameleon 360’s extensive offering across multiple providers, content and channels, all with a single sign on.”

Sebastian Johanisson, CCO of Evolution Gaming commented: “SBTech is highly regarded today as a leading provider of online gaming and betting solutions. We are excited to work with them to deliver our outstanding Live Casino product and huge array of customisation options, including dedicated environments, to an ever growing client base across multiple markets.”