Evolution Gaming Signs Deal to Open First Canadian Studio
The Swedish live casino production company Evolution Gaming has penned a new deal with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation to open its first studio outside the European continent. This is exciting news for players and industry folk alike. It means we’ll soon be getting a new online casino to enjoy, and the fact that it will be based in Canada is of course a significant bonus. The new deal means that new employment opportunities will be created for Canadians in the area. As a business venture, this could lead to some interesting developments further down the line.
The Evolution Gaming Group has become synonymous with the live casino experience. Based in Stockholm, Evolution Gaming has mastered the form of live casino, offering players the chance to experience the thrill of real casino action from the comfort of their favorite armchair, or even on-the-move. Evolution’s studios are elegant and truly capture the excitement of a live casino environment. The company customizes their casinos to match the branding of their customers (casino operators) and can cater to a wide variety of styles and preferences.
Evolution Gaming currently run seven live casino studios that offer all the classics from blackjack, roulette, and baccarat to poker variations and more. These casino studios work 24/7 and specialize in resolving issues swiftly and professionally via an advanced centralized control room. This means that players can enjoy the casino action without any unnecessary disturbances. The dealers are all extremely professional and have a friendly and sophisticated air about them which makes playing a pleasure.
The plans for Evolution’s first Canadian studio include a 16,000 square foot facility that will be built near Vancouver. The new deal with the BCLC covers an initial period of five years, and the live casino could be up ad running before the end of 2017. The new studio will consist of ten tables incorporating all the classic casino games, available for play at any time of day or night.
The CEO of Evolution Gaming, Martin Carlesund, stated that “Entering the Canadian market with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation signifies a huge breakthrough outside of our European operations.”
Carlesund added that “Through this new partnership we are confident we will deliver the very best live casino experience for British Columbia Lottery Corporation players and an exceptional live casino studio facility for the British Columbia Lottery Corporation and other Canadian lottery jurisdictions in the future. This latest expansion consolidates Evolution Gaming Group’s position as global leader in the business-to-business live casino market, and this delivery further highlights our ability to provide solutions that meet the most stringent requirements of regulated markets.”
With regards to employment, Evolution Gaming has said that around 170 new positions will be offered to Canadian residents. Evolution also hopes that the new live casino will in the future be open to other Canadian provinces, as new deals and regulations are formed with the respective governing bodies.
On the side of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Monica Bohm, eGaming Vice President said that she was “delighted to enter into this agreement with Evolution Gaming Group to bring the thrill of live interactive casino gaming to our online players.”
Bohm added that “New and innovative products like live casino will help the British Columbia Lottery Corporation continue to deliver the very best in gambling entertainment to our players while benefiting communities across British Columbia.”
This news once again shows how alive-and-well the online gaming industry is here in Canada. The fact that quality brands like Evolution Gaming are expanding their operations here is significant and poses well for further developments in the area.