Posted in Game Reviews, Industry December 2, 2017
Evolution Gaming News and Upcoming Releases – Going Strong into 2018
There can be no arguing that 2017 is a good year for Evolution Gaming. Being named Live Casino Supplier of the year is only a small part of that. In fact, their continued success is a clear indication that in 2018, the company will win this award again. That would be the ninth time in a row. With the few announcements and snippets we know about Evolution’s plans for 2018, the developer’s remaining at the top of its niche is a guarantee.
Two New Evolution Gaming Studios to Greet the 2018 in Style
Canada and Georgia are two countries where new Evolution Gaming studios are going to take off. These new additions will take the number of Evolution studios up to eight. The Canadian site is located in the Metro Vancouver area and will open near the end of 2017. Although it’s a major achievement for the company, it’s the Tbilisi studio that really takes the cake as the greatest project for Evolution at this time. It will officially open sometime in 2018, the exact date has not been announced yet.
However, we already know that this studio is going to be massive. It’s going to be a completely independent operation that will serve many countries and run games under Evolution’s numerous European licenses.
The most important thing about the Georgian studio in Tbilisi is that it will enable Evolution Gaming to spread their outreach eastward. The company currently services the entirety of Europe. If there is legal online gambling in the country, you can be 100% sure that the leading operators there use Evolution Gaming software. Today, it’s considered a mark of status for an online casino.
With Evolution going from strength to strength and its profits growing steadily, the situation isn’t likely to change. On the contrary, we can expect the provider to move into new markets of Africa and Middle East. Many Asian countries are currently in a state of limbo in regards to online gambling licensing. However, it’s a sure fact that once those markets become legal and stabilize, Evolution Gaming will be one of the first to join them.
In their official press release about the opening of Tbilisi studio, Martin Carlesund, CEO of the Evolution Group, highlighted that the company is not only looking forward to new business opportunities. They are excited about the creation of new jobs that will come with a large studio. Tbilisi is a growing city that is only taking its rightful place among the top modern business and culture centers of the world. This means that the city itself presents numerous investment opportunities.
The fact that Evolution Gaming, one of the biggest and fastest growing corporations in its niche, is launching a big project here is sure to help along the development of the city. This will bring more spotlight to Tbilisi and the sure success of the studio might inspire other gambling software developers to follow Evolution’s lead and settle here.
Dual Play Roulette from Evolution Gaming to Go Live from Grosvenor’s Victoria Casino
Grosvenor’s Victoria Casino is the largest and one of the most popular multi-platform casinos in the UK. Located in the heart of London, it’s a land-based casino that works 24/7 and sees millions of visitors in a year.
With the launch of Evolution Gaming’s new Dual Play Roulette the place will service online players with the same efficiency as regular patrons of the brick-and-mortar casino. Both groups of players will be able to share the table at the same time. This will make the overall experience more inclusive for online gamblers.
Like the casino, the Dual Play Roulette table will be available 24/7. The Live video stream from it will not only go online but also to other Grosvenor casinos located throughout the UK.
This project isn’t the first attempt to bring land-based and online casinos closer together. However, it’s revolutionary in its efficiency and astounding in its success. We can definitely expect more dual-play tables like this to open in 2018.
Evolution Gaming to Expand on Award Winning Dream Catcher in 2018
Dream Catcher is one of the most famous and successful Evolution Gaming’s products to date. It’s staggering to think that the game has been around for only about a year. It’s even more shocking to remember that the chance of this project failing was huge.
Live Dream Catcher was the first and remains the only one Live dealer casino game that isn’t a classic table game. It’s true that variations of Money Wheels are very popular in land-based casinos. However, no one has tried to launch one online before.
Well, Evolution Gaming is certainly renowned for their love for innovation. The Dream Catcher was a revolution in the Live casino department and the risks definitely paid off. In October 2017, it won the Digital Product of the Year title from the Global Gaming Awards 2017.
Evolution Gaming has already announced that Dream Catcher is only the first of their Money Wheels group of products. With such a resounding success of the game, more are sure to come in 2018.