Evolution Makes Plans to Expand Into South Africa

Evolution Makes Plans to Expand Into South Africa

Part of Evolution Gaming’s aggressive expansion plans include every regulated gaming market. Through agreements with various casino operators around the world, the company’s portfolio has been successfully launched in many available markets. One of the first steps to enter the South African market is to obtain the necessary license. Evolution can cross that task off the list. The company has secured its National Manufacturers license from the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board (WCGRB).

Why Does Evolution Make Plans to Expand Into South Africa?

Known as the leading provider of Live Casino solutions in the gaming industry, expansion into this market is a logical move. A key piece of the plan was the acquisition of Ezugi. This will allow Evolution to distribute its gaming portfolio throughout the South African region. Distribution will go directly to all licensed gaming operators.

Martin Carlesund is Group CEO at Evolution. His comments on the latest expansion plans were:

“We are delighted to have received this license. And look forward to opening our world-leading live dealer games portfolio to operators and players in South Africa. Thanks in large part to the great experience already gained in this market by our Ezugi subsidiary. We are entering a really exciting new vertical in this region. He went on to add:

“Our world-leading live dealer solutions and live event betting solutions too will be available not only on desktop, tablet and smartphone but also in retail betting shops.” Also commenting on the expansion plans was Kfir Kugler as the founder and CEO of Ezugi. Those thoughts were:

“There is long-term potential in the regulated South African market to deliver Evolution-powered live dealer games. And fixed odds solutions to operators. And to bring players the most entertaining live games and live Game Show games available in the world, alongside exciting new betting products.”

This is just one of a few expansion plans that have been announced this year. The company already has plans to partner with Parx Casino for expansion in two new US markets. Parx has plans to launch Live Casino games in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania markets.

There will be a wide range of online streamed live dealer table games from an existing New Jersey studio. There are plans to build a Pennsylvania studio as well.

Parx Casino is owned and operated by Greenwood Racing Inc. It runs a land-based casino just outside Philadelphia as the largest in the state. The expansion into online casino gambling is off to a fast start.

Later in January, Evolution inked a deal with Groupe Partouche to expand into the regulated Swiss market. This was a natural progression given the company’s strong presence in the European market. The Live Casino portfolio should be available for launch before the end of the second quarter this year.

Groupe Partouche is one of the biggest casino operators in Europe. Based in France, this group operates 42 casinos across its home country as well as Switzerland and Belgium. Many of these venues have been inspired by Las Vegas casinos.

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Pragmatic Play Expands Its Acclaimed Live Casino Table Games Portfolio With LeoVegas

Pragmatic Play Expands Its Acclaimed Live Casino Table Games Portfolio

One of the fastest-growing segments of the real money online casino industry is live dealer games. A few years back Live Casino started with the basics such as Blackjack and Roulette. Since then, the selection has grown from there with added table games and game show adaptations.

Today, there are a number of gaming software development companies proving online content to casino operators. However, only of few of the industry’s biggest content producers are driving the Live Casino segment. Pragmatic Play has earned a prominent spot on that short list with its innovative efforts.

How Is Pragmatic Play Expanding Its Acclaimed Live Casio Portfolio?

Over the past year, Pragmatic Play has added new past-paced live blackjack. Also, they have expanded their live casino content to The United Kingdom.

Pragmatic Play announces its latest collaboration to expand its Live Casino selection of games. Earlier this month, the company signed a landmark agreement with renowned online casino operator LeoVegas. That casino site’s vast number of players will now have access to a wide selection of Live Casino games. They will be streamed from Pragmatic’s live-dealer studio. This grouping of games are among the industry’s most cutting edge online gambling solutions.

This announcement further confirms the company’s commitment to expansion in regulated markets. LeoVegas is a major step in that direction. This top-tier operator has established a strong presence in Sweden, Malta, Germany and Denmark as its most successful markets. LeoVegas holds licenses in these regulated markets among others as a global entity.

Pragmatic Play Vice President Lena Yasir had this to say about the company’s latest collaboration:

“We are delighted to have further expanded our partnership with LeoVegas, one of the industry’s best-known operators. We have strived to create a slick user experience in our Live Casino products. So we are very pleased to see yet another top casino brand going live with our ever-expanding portfolio.”

Also weighing in on this new agreement was Rokas Benetis as Head of Live Casino at LeoVegas:

“We’re excited to offer Pragmatic Play’s Live Casino games to our players. Pragmatic Play has done a great job to build a strong selection of classic table games. And I think it will be a great addition to our product portfolio.”

One of the most popular live-dealer games in the selection includes the fastest Live Blackjack version on the market. Another live version of this popular card game is packed with added features. Leading the tri of Live Blackjack titles is the classic version that started it all.

Part of the expansion plan with LeoVegas will eventually launch language-specific tables. The three languages mentioned were Italian, German and Russian. The goal is to provide localized content to enhance the playing experience.

Along with the Live Casino suite of table games, Pragmatic Play has made its mark in other real money casino games. That list includes:

  1. Slots
  2. Electronic Table Games
  3. Bingo

All the company’s gaming products are available via one single API. Pragmatic Play is certified and licensed in more that 20 different regulated jurisdictions. The games are suited for desktop, laptop, smartphone, and tablet play. They cover 31 different languages and all major currencies.


Online Casinos Software Provider Expands Live Casino Games to Swiss Market

Evolution Online Casinos Software Provider Expands Live Casino Games to Swiss Market

As one of the biggest players in the gaming industry, Evolution Gaming continues to make its mark in 2020. Evolution will partner with Groupe Partouche as a major piece of the plans. This collaboration sets the stage for Live Casino services to be up and running in the regulated Switzerland market. The launch is scheduled for some time in the first half of this year.

Partouche’s Evolution-powered Live Casino will serve the company’s gaming players. It will provide a diverse mix of online live casino games. The entire live portfolio will be available on desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets.

The selection of live games covered in Evolution’s Live Casino suite continues to expand. It covers a wide range of gaming opportunities as follows:

  1. Live Table Games (Blackjack, Roulette & Baccarat)
  2. The Live Game Shows (Deal or No Deal & Monopoly)
  3. Some Live Dealer Poker Variants

Groupe Partouche is a France-based real money casino operator. It is one of the biggest land-based casino groups in Europe. Across France, Switzerland, and Belgium, the group owns and operates 42 casinos. Modeled after Las Vegas, there is a strong entertainment presence in many of those venues.

There are two land-based casinos in Switzerland; Casino Du Lac Meyrin in Geneva and Casino Crans Montana. The later is also a ski resort in the same area. Highlighting the entertainment complex are slots, electronic games, and table games.

Alexander Sosnovski is the iGaming CEO for Casino Du Lac Meyrin. His comments on the partnership with Evolution were:

“Groupe Partouche’s historical roots are driven by strong family traditions and values. Our concept blends an original combination of games, shows, international catering and events aimed at creating a VIP experience. And providing a high level of customer service. Evolution is, therefore, a strategic partner for us. Not only because they are a leader in Live Casino games. But also because they are developing new and exciting technology for online entertainment.”

The Chief Commercial Officer for Evolution Gaming is Sebastian Johannisson. He added the following thoughts on this new agreement:

“We are delighted to have been chosen by Groupe Partouche to partner with them. And have our Live Casino solutions available to their players in the Swiss market. The Evolution portfolio fits perfectly with the Partouche Group’s next generation of casino entertainment philosophy. We are confident that their players will love playing our Live Casino games online. Just as much as they enjoy visiting Partouche’s land-based casinos in person.”

Evolution was founded in 2006, The company quickly established itself as a pioneer and innovator in the online gaming market. In 2010, the company won honors as the ERG Live Casino Software Supplier of the Year. One of last year’s big accomplishments was “Innovation in Casino Entertainment” honors at SBC Awards 2019. Expansion agreements with operators on a worldwide basis continues along with new Live Casino gambling options.