2nd February 2015 – Press Release
Evolution Gaming, leading provider of Live Casino solutions, has extended its relationship with Napoleon Games with the creation of a dedicated live studio at Napoleon’s new office building in Aalst, Belgium.
The move extends the existing relationship with Napoleon Games who, in July last year, became one of the first operators to stream live games in the regulated Belgian online gaming market from Evolution’s Live Casino studio at Casino de Spa.
The new Live Casino facility for Napoleon in Aalst, scheduled to go live in mid-February, will comprise four Blackjack tables, one Roulette table and a multi-camera, award-winning Immersive Lite Roulette table.
The studio area also features a dedicated area for live promotions and space for future expansion. Players will be served by a mix of native speaking Flemish and French speaking dealers. Tables will be open eight hours a day, from 17:00–01:00 CET.
Tom De Clercq, CEO at Napoleon Games, commented:
“Our current online Live Casino service from Evolution’s Belgian studio is extremely popular, but we also wanted to offer our players a more bespoke offering, aligned with our strong brand. Our new dedicated studio in Aalst allows us to do just that, with players now having the opportunity to strike up the strongest rapport with our dedicated dealers. In particular, our multi-camera Immersive Roulette table offers our players a unique online gaming experience in the Belgian market. The multi-camera set-up is also perfect for showcasing the whole environment, as players on this table will see cutaway shots of the other tables available to them in this dedicated area.”
James Stern, Director of Business Development & Land-based Operations at Evolution, added:
“Napoleon has leveraged its knowledge and expertise in the offline market to quickly become a key leader in the Belgian online gaming market. This new live studio — and the scope to add further solutions from the Evolution portfolio — opens up many more convergence opportunities. For a company with such a strong brand and player base in both gaming and sports, this is an enormously exciting and forward-looking move. This latest studio consolidates Evolution’s position to deliver operator specific, market-leading solutions.”
Napoleon Games was founded in the ‘50s and is active in all major segments of the Belgian gaming sector. In addition to Live Casino operations Napoleon offers other online games and both pre-match and in-play sports betting. The company also operates the land-based Grand Casino Knokke and 22 gaming arcades, mostly located in Flanders.
I have tried to be objective and consistent with all my live casino reviews. Hopefully, they will strike a chord with you, but I thought it might be helpful to explain the criteria I use to mark each of the casinos. Hopefully, the categories and explanations make sense.
Playability – What is the overall impression of the casino? Did I have a good time? are the dealers nice and chatty and is everything easy to understand? Does it have a good set of games and is there a comprehensive set of betting options? Are high stakes players taken care of?
Software – What is the software like to use and does it integrate well with the rest of the casino?. Are the images clear and is the video streaming fast? Have they taken more than the default shared tables? Is it available on mobile?
Payment Options – Does the casino have a good variety of payment options? Do they payout quickly and on time?
Security – How good is the reputation of the casino amongst other players? Do they hold a valid gaming license? Are they transparent about the security measures they have in place? Are they regularly audited? Do they publish this information?
Support – Do they have multiple methods for communication with me? Is support available 24×7? Do they have instant chat and are they quick to respond? Are they able to help me immediately? Do they have an online FAQ and self-help library? Are the support people knowledgeable about the product I’m playing?
Bonuses – Do they have bonuses?. How strict are the wagering requirements? Do they offer repeat bonuses?. Do they offer loyalty points and can they be redeemed for cash or playing credits?
After all that, would I play there regularly?