Evolution Gaming have expanded their US live gaming footprint with a partnership agreement just signed with icon casino brand Golden Nugget.
The two businesses were already connected by virtue of live games supply deal between Golden Nugget and Ezugi, which gave rise to the first US based and licensed live dealer operation back in 2016. Evolution Gaming purchased Ezugi in 2018 making this part of their overall operation.
Under the new agreement, Ezugi will continue to live stream tables from the Golden Nugget’s Atlantic studio. These games will still be playable by New Jersey resident customers of Golden Nugget online, and 3rd party licensees of the games like Betfair and PartyCasino.
Now this game range will be extended to include games powered by Evolution Gaming. This will include games streamed from their own Atlantic City studio launched in 2018, as well as new tables inside Golden Nugget’s casino studio.
PRESS RELEASE – Evolution Gaming, leading provider of Live Casino solutions, has announced that it has signed a strategic agreement with Golden Nugget, one of the most successful US online casino operators, and owner of premier casino resort destinations in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Laughlin, Biloxi and Lake Charles.
Golden Nugget, who pioneered the Live Dealer game category in the US, has been operating its own Live Studio, located in its namesake casino in Atlantic City, since 2016, powered by Ezugi.
The agreement will also see Golden Nugget’s existing online offering further enhanced in New Jersey, and potentially in other US states in the future, by the addition of Evolution’s US online Live Casino services.
Under the agreement Golden Nugget’s online players will have access to unique Evolution game types such as Dream Catcher, Side Bet City and Top Card, as well as other games from the Evolution portfolio. The Evolution games will be streamed live to players in New Jersey from Evolution’s own Live Casino studio in Atlantic City, or from the Golden Nugget Live Studio. They will appear as part of the extended Golden Nugget live games offering alongside Golden Nugget’s own Ezugi-powered Live Roulette, Blackjack, Unlimited Blackjack, Baccarat, Casino Hold’em and Three Card Poker titles.
Further, the agreement extends to the Live Casino offerings of operators currently served by the Golden Nugget Live Casino studio in Atlantic City. They too will have the option to access selected Evolution Live Casino titles through their agreements with Golden Nugget. Those Golden Nugget partners for New Jersey currently include Betfair/FanDuel, Borgata, BetMGM, PartyCasino, BetAmerica and Caesars.
Evolution and Golden Nugget have also stated that, as US online gaming legislation evolves, their companies will together explore opportunities in other US states.
Thomas Winter, Golden Nugget’s Senior Vice President & General Manager of Online Gaming, said:
“Our online players and those of our partners are very well served with our existing online Live Casino offering in terms of classic casino table games. The agreement with Evolution will give our players and those of our operating partners access to more unique show-style games and other unique titles, enriching their live gaming experience. The new generation of Evolution Live Casino games will also help us serve a broader player demographics, including sports bettors. This we believe, will allow us collectively to further increase the share of online casino revenue attributed to Live games.”
Sebastian Johannisson, Chief Commercial Officer at Evolution, commented:
“We are honoured to be working in partnership with Golden Nugget in what we believe is a key agreement that paves the way for further exciting growth in the US Live Casino market. This deal further consolidates our position in New Jersey while providing an additional strategic platform from which to introduce additional new games to the US, including titles that have already been very successful in the Live Casino space in Europe.”