Evolution Gaming signs BCLC Live Casino Deal to Enter Canadian Market
Live online gaming services and solution provider Evolution Gaming is expanding its footprint outside the European borders as it will extend its reach to western Canada after signing a deal with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation.
Live dealer specialists who offer real-time poker, blackjack, roulette and baccarat will open their eighth live casino studio in Vancouver.
Evolution Gaming has partnered with BCLC’s online gaming site PlayNow.com and will see its first studio outside Europe go fully operational most likely before the turn of the year. The Stockholm-based company has signed a five-year deal with the BCLC and is expected to commence building the new 16,000-square-foot Metro Vancouver facility, which is subsequently going to create over 170 job opportunities, many of which will be filled locally.
The new facility will offer desktop and mobile users of the BCLC’s PlayNow.com website a full assortment of ten live table games, which will include several versions of poker.
“Entering the Canadian market with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation signifies a huge breakthrough outside of our European operations,” Martin Carlesund, Chief Executive Officer for Evolution Gaming Group, wrote in a statement.
Huge Break for BCLC
Monica Bohn, eGaming Vice-President for the British Columbia Lottery Corporation expects the new deal to bring additional benefits to the community.
In addition to new employment opportunities, the new studio is expected to eventually exert its dominance in other Canadian provinces, each of which will be able to offer both shared and dedicated tables to attract their players.
“New and innovative products like live casino will help the British Columbia Lottery Corporation continue to deliver the very best in gambling entertainment to our players while benefiting communities across British Columbia.”, Monica Bohm said.