Evolution’s First International Live Casino Studio Goes Live in Canada
Evolution Gaming has finally gone live with its first overseas and North American studio. The Canadian live-streaming studio is situated in the New Westminster area of British Columbia, and is already accepting bets on its live dealer tables on Canada’s largest regulated online gambling website PlayNow.com.
Recently crowned Casino Content Supplier of the Year at the EGR Nordics Awards 2018, this is Evolution’s eighth studio. This 16,000-sq-foot estate with its own dedicated, standalone data centre is also their very first that’s outside of Europe, featuring exclusive tables in partnership with BCLC (British Columbia Lottery Corporation).
This includes Live Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat games, and a total of 10 live tables, which can already be found live on the state-regulated PlayNow.com Live Casino. This includes mobile devices, as Evolution’s games are made in HTML5 and work without any additional apps in common web browsers. If you’re curious how their first Canadian live dealers perform, then they also have demo videos available to show you the action before you join in for real money.
For the province, this has already created over 50 new jobs and 120 more are expected once the operations expand in other Canadian provinces and with more table game variations, as planned. As a crown corporation that’s owned by the Province of British Columbia, all revenues from BCLC’s operations will also go towards supporting community initiatives, health care and education in the province of British Columbia.
Evolution Group CEO Martin Carlesund commented: “After months of planning and hard work by Evolution and BCLC staff we are delighted that the new studio is now live and serving online players in British Columbia. We are also very excited by the future. BCLC has a strong multi-channel, multi-product offering, now made even stronger with the addition of world-class Evolution-powered Live Casino.”
He added: “We see this as the initial phase in a long-term partnership with BCLC and other Canadian operators. There are many more opportunities to enrich the player experience online, including delivering truly convergent solutions such as Dual Play live tables that allow online and land-based play at the same table.”
Monica Bohm, BCLC’s Vice-President, eGaming, said: “The addition of new and innovative products from Evolution’s Live Casino portfolio for existing and new players to enjoy helps keep BCLC at the forefront of gambling entertainment, while creating local jobs and generating revenue to help fund provincial initiatives in British Columbia.”
That said, if you’re in British Columbia, then you now have access to some of the world’s very best live dealer games. Are they any good? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.