BetMGM extends Ezugi, adds Evolution in New Jersey



Evolution Gaming continue the expansion of their presence in the United States with a just announced deal to supply live dealer games to BetMGM.

BetMGM are the New Jersey facing gambling site formed from a partnership between MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings. They already offer live games supplied by Ezugi. This arrangement will be extended.

Additionally, BetMGM customers will be able to play Evolution’s suite of live games, streamed from their New Jersey live dealer studio. Other games including live dealer game shows will also be made available. BetMGM sister casinos Borgata and PartyCasino will be included in the deal.

Evolution’s acquisition of Ezugi is paying paying real dividends. Part of the rationale for the purchase was to leverage Ezugi’s early presence in the evolving US live gaming market and this is clearly happening.

In May this year it saw Golden Nugget add Evolution’s live games (and extend the incumbent Ezugi games).

PRESS RELEASE – Evolution Gaming, leading provider of Live Casino solutions, has announced that it has signed a US-wide agreement with BetMGM, the joint venture between MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings. The agreement will see Evolution power Live Casino services for BetMGM’s brands across the US.

Initially the agreement will result in a number of Evolution’s live table games, as well as game show-style games, being made available to customers of BetMGM, and sister brands Borgata Online and Party Casino, from Evolution’s Live Casino studio in New Jersey. The agreement will extend the existing live games line-up delivered for BetMGM in New Jersey by Ezugi, which became part of Evolution Gaming in January 2019.

Matthew Sunderland, Vice President of Gaming for BetMGM, said:

“BetMGM was formed with a very clear objective: to lead sports betting and online gaming in the United States. As the undisputed leader and innovator in Live Casino services for digital gaming, Evolution, is the perfect fit for us. Evolution offers everything we need to enable our brands to roll out an extremely rich, world-class online live gaming experience across the US and their new state launches roadmap is very much in accord with our own alongside building on our current leadership position in Gaming in New Jersey.”

Johan Nordstrom, Chief Executive Officer at Evolution Gaming Malta, stated:

“We are honoured to have been chosen by BetMGM to be partners in the fast-developing US live gaming market. This is a natural extension of our existing relationship with GVC Holdings’ brands.”

Following the New Jersey launch Evolution will work in tandem with BetMGM brands to help ensure that they are among the first in market in Pennsylvania and Michigan. All to coincide with the launch of Evolution’s new studios that will open in these two states.

About BetMGM
BetMGM is a market leading sports betting and gaming platform created by the joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and GVC Holdings Plc (LSE: GVC). Based in New Jersey, the company was established in July 2018 to create a world-class sports betting and online gaming platform in the United States, in order to take advantage of the new opportunities created by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the U.S. federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). Utilizing GVC’s US-licensed, state-of-the-art proprietary technology platform, BetMGM offers sports betting and online gaming via market leading brands including BetMGM and partypoker. The company has exclusive access to MGM Resort’s U.S. land-based and online sports betting, major tournament poker, and online gaming businesses.

About GVC Holdings
GVC Holdings PLC is one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. The Group owns a comprehensive portfolio of established brands; Sports Brands include bwin, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes and Sportingbet; Gaming Brands include CasinoClub, Foxy Bingo, Gala, Gioco Digitale, PartyCasino and partypoker. The Group owns proprietary technology across all of its core product verticals and in addition to its B2C operations provides services to a number of third-party customers on a B2B basis. GVC acquired Ladbrokes Coral Group plc on 28 March 2018 and is now the UK’s largest high street bookmaker, with over 3,500 betting shops. The Group, incorporated in the Isle of Man, is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index and has licenses in more than 20 countries, across five continents.

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