They will be providing Casino guests and residents of New Jersey with access to online Live Dealer games. This will increase the number of casinos and suppliers providing legal live dealer games to US residents.
What’s not obvious in the press release below is Evolution has built a new studio to stream all the games from and it’s located at the Hard Rock.
There’s been conjecture for a while following the various announcements by Evolution about the new studio, but no firm details were ever given on it’s location.
I can confirm that it’s at the hard Rock and will probably be officially opened prior to the full launch very shortly.
I’m still no clear on whether the studio games will be playable by European players, but it’s been confirmed that the Dual Play Roulette tables will be.
Read the full press release below.
The new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, situated on the iconic Boardwalk, has undergone a $500 million complete transformation and opened on June 28.
The new property’s online Live Casino service will go live in summer 2018 with a comprehensive line-up of Evolution live tables.
These will include American (Double Zero) Roulette, Blackjack with side bets and Bet Behind, Baccarat, Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker, plus automated Slingshot Roulette. Players will be able to enjoy all of these live games, which are proven in Evolution’s European markets, on desktop, tablet or smartphone.
In addition, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will launch three dedicated Evolution Live Blackjack tables that will be exclusive to their own players and will also host an Evolution Dual Play Roulette table on their main gaming floor.
The Dual Play Roulette table will also be made available to Evolution’s European network of operators, allowing their players to place their bets at this Hard Rock table, alongside on-premise players.
Lee Terfloth, Director of Product, iGaming, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City said:
“As well as building Atlantic City’s premier destination casino, we want Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City to be the number one online destination for New Jersey players, Evolution is the ideal partner to help us achieve that. They have a proven track record in multiple European markets that they are the Live Casino leaders.”
James Stern, Evolution’s Director of Business Development & Land-based Sales, commented:
“We are very proud to be working with Hard Rock as one of our US licensees. As part of the fantastic mix of Hard Rock Live Casino services that will be offered to players in New Jersey, we are especially excited by the potential of the Evolution Dual Play Roulette table that will be located on the new casino’s main gaming floor. By allowing remote online players to play alongside on-premise players at the same gaming floor table, Dual Play will give remote players a taste of what will be a unique Hard Rock experience.”
“In a very competitive market where the power of the brand is so important, Dual Play — alongside all the other world-class Live Casino games to be offered to the Hard Rock’s online players — will play an important role in drawing players to this exciting new Hard Rock property.”
Press Release Ends
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?