Press Release 24th February 2017
Evolution Gaming, leading provider of Live Casino solutions, has announced that it has signed an agreement with Matchbook, the rapidly-growing sports betting exchange.
As a result of the agreement, Matchbook will expand its Live Casino games offering with content from the full portfolio of Evolution Live Casino products on desktop, tablet and smartphone. The extended Live Casino content offering is expected to go live in Q2 2017.
Matchbook already complements its leading sports betting offering with proprietary Casino Table Games and 3rd party Slots, Video Poker and Live Dealer content.
As well as extending the number of Live Roulette and Blackjack tables currently offered, the agreement with Evolution gives Matchbook scope to add Immersive Roulette, Live Baccarat including Squeeze and Control Squeeze, numerous Live Dealer Poker variants and Evolution’s new Dream Catcher Live Lucky Wheel.
Cian Nugent, speaking on behalf of Matchbook, said:
“Having recently completed the switch to our brand new platform, this is just the latest in a series of significant improvements to the Matchbook customer experience and a further signal of our intent in 2017 and beyond. Live casino has been a big area of growth for us in the last 12 months already and with Evolution recognised as a leader in live casino, and with this agreement Matchbook players will have increased opportunities to play different games and different tables, across even more devices.”
Sebastian Johannisson, Chief Commercial Officer at Evolution, commented:
“We are very confident that Matchbook players will love their new extended line-up of Live Casino games. The Evolution games will bring something new, fresh and different – including exclusive titles such as Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Live Three Card Poker and Immersive Roulette. At the same time, the unique Progressive Jackpot side bet in our Live Caribbean Stud Poker adds potential for further big money wins alongside Matchbook’s existing Big Jackpots.”
“Very importantly, the Evolution games will significantly extend ‘anytime, anywhere’ access for Matchbook’s players. Mobile access to our Live Casino games now accounts for over 45% of game revenue across our network. Mobile play, available on over 200-plus tables is a fundamental bedrock growth in today’s Live Casino market.”
Matchbook is a peer-to-peer betting exchange designed for smart bettors who want more value. Offering high-limit markets and low commissions, Matchbook returns maximum value to bettors, providing a competitive advantage over betting with a bookmaker.
On Matchbook, bettors find better odds more often across all markets including football, NFL, NBA, MLB, and most recently, Horse Racing. In 2016 Matchbook became an Authorised Betting Partner in support of British Horse Racing.
Matchbook is licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission and the UK Gambling Commission.
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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?