New live game supply deals from Evolution Gaming are a pretty regular occurrence these day. As such many are not really news worthy. This particular deal, with Groupe Partouche is a bit of an exception.
Groupe Partouche are significant players in the European casino industry, with 42 bricks and mortar casinos across France, Belgium and Switzerland.
Groupe Partouche’s size isn’t the exceptional part of this partnership. The fact that it will involve the supply of live online casino games into the newly regulated Swiss market is.
Switzerland’s new online casino laws came into effect July last year. Under the new law, online gambling concessions may be awarded to Swiss land based casinos. Partouche have 2 of these, including Geneva’s Casino Du Lac Geneva.
So some time during the first half of 2020, Swiss players will be able to logon at one of Partouche’s online sites and play a range of Evolution live dealer games.
PRESS RELEASE – Evolution Gaming, leading provider of Live Casino solutions, announced today that it has been selected by Groupe Partouche to deliver online Live Casino services to the regulated Swiss market.
Partouche’s Evolution-powered Live Casino — scheduled for launch during the first half of 2020 — will allow the group’s customers in Switzerland to play a rich mix of online live games on smartphones, tablet and desktop.
The live games from Evolution’s wide-ranging, award-winning portfolio will include live dealer Roulette, Baccarat, numerous live dealer Poker variants, as well as games such as Lightning Roulette from Evolution’s fast-growing Game Shows category.
The France-headquartered Groupe Partouche is one of the leading land-based casino groups in Europe with 42 casinos across France, Switzerland and Belgium. The Group’s Pasino complexes offer an entertainment concept inspired by Las Vegas casinos. The Group currently operates two land-based casinos in Switzerland — at Casino Du Lac Geneva and Casino Crans Montana in the ski resort of the same name. Alongside their entertainment offering, the casinos offer a range of table, slots and electronic gaming options.
Explaining the decision to partner with Evolution Gaming, Alexander Sosnovski, iGaming CEO at Casino du Lac Meyrin in Geneva, Switzerland, said:
“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 the leader in Live Casino games, but also because they are developing new and exciting technology for online entertainment.”
Sebastian Johannisson, Chief Commercial Officer at Evolution, commented:
“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.”