It’s been 5 years in the making and finally the first Evolution USA Live Casino studio has opened for business.
What the press release below doesn’t say is where the studio is located, which is at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Here’s some early images of the new studio.
The new purpose-built Live Casino production studio for the US market is Evolution’s tenth Live Casino studio worldwide.
The news follows recent announcements by Evolution that 888casino, Resorts Casino Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, PlaySugarHouse.com operated by Rush Street Interactive and Ocean Resort Casino Atlantic City will all use the new Evolution US studio to launch Live Casino services for players in New Jersey.
The New Jersey studio launch is another significant milestone in Evolution’s growing North American presence, which already includes a dedicated Live Casino studio for Canada — opened in Vancouver in January 2018 — as well as a number of Evolution Dual Play (on-premise and online) Roulette tables for the Atlantic City gaming floors of Resorts Casino Hotel, Ocean Resort Casino and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.
The studio and supporting infrastructure provide a state-of-the-art B2B Live Casino solution for multiple operators wishing to offer world-class Live Casino gaming to online players on desktop, tablet and smartphone.
Initially the studio offers 10 online live tables and a wide range of Evolution game variants: American (Double Zero) Roulette, Blackjack with side bets and Bet Behind, Baccarat, Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker, plus Slingshot Roulette.
Further game launches and additional tables, including dedicated tables that can be used by operators for live sporting event promotions and to cross-promote land-based casino attractions, for example, all form part of the studio’s expansion plans.
So far, employment opportunities have been created for 50-plus people. Recruitment continues, and further jobs will be created as studio operations expand.
Evolution CEO Martin Carlesund commented:
“Our entry into the US market has been a carefully considered long-term project. Back in 2013 Evolution became the first Live Casino provider to gain New Jersey Preliminary Waiver approval. Having closely monitored US market developments over the past few years, while reinforcing our position as Live Casino market leaders in Europe, we believe that now is the right time to launch with a full-fledged studio facility for the US.”
“Now we have a fantastic Live Casino studio in New Jersey — with a wide choice of live games from day one, and ample room for expansion and the rapid ramping up of services to meet our new US licensees’ needs. We are now extremely well placed to support our licensees as they acquire and grow market share in the exciting new US Live Casino market.”
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?