The ascend and fast growth of the online gaming industry was not limited to slots but also included live dealer games. These are played live at a studio with real dealers, where a player is seeing the action via a series of HD web cams but places bets on his desktop or mobile device. Evolution Gaming was one of the pioneers that brought online live casino games into the mainstream. Founded in 2006, the London, UK-based company is today’s benchmark in the industry and has offices and live studios in Malta, Italy and Latvia.
In just over a decade, they have grown to be the world leading live games provider with close to 100% of online casinos listing their table games. Just to quote a few numbers to show the size of their operations – six major live studios, over 400 tables, roughly 250 exclusive client tables and over 1,500 dealers with an extensive list of languages that allows easy interaction with players. All games are fully accessible via mobile devices on Android and iOS. As it that wouldn’t suffice, they also operate numerous so called ‘in-casino’ tables from a range of prestigious land based locations such as the London Hippodrome, the Grand Casino in Bucharest or the Dragonara in Malta.
Evolution Gaming has won nine consecutive EGR Live Casino Supplier of the Year awards, making the provider the sole winner of the category since it was enacted in 2010. No doubt, more rewards will follow in the coming years. With licences from the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, the Malta MGA and the UK Gambling Commission they are able to operate in most regulated markets, guaranteeing worldwide availability of their games. In August 2018, they opened their first licensed live dealer studio in the USA, located in Atlantic City, New Jersey and offering live table games to New Jersey licensed online casinos.
Players have the opportunity to choose from an extensive range of live dealer games such as Blackjack, Casino Hold’em, Roulette, 3 Card Poker, Baccarat, Texas Hold’em Poker and Caribbean Stud Poker, which are offered in various types such as Immersive Roulette or Infinite Blackjack. The games are streamed via a fast loading and very intuitive play interface, while their streaming technology provides uninterrupted, high definition imagery that is reasonably tolerant to low internet connection speeds.
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Update November 2020: Evolution Gaming officially announced the acquisition of Swedish gaming giant NetEnt, combining two leading providers to a one of the largest gaming companies in the world. As a result of the takeover, Evolution Gaming shut down all NetEnt Live operations and studios on 1st December 2020.