Evolution Gaming was formed with a simple, but ambitious, directive in 2006 – bring the excitement of the casino gaming experience to the homebound player via live streaming. While other developers sought to adapt casino games to software Evolution decided to use software to bring real casino action to players anywhere. Their initial “live dealer” platform included games for blackjack, baccarat and roulette players. The British company on Baker Street signed its first agreement the following year to provide live streaming play for Gala Coral.
By 2009 punter demand for live-streamed table play led to a quadrupling of size in Evolution Gaming’s state-of-the-art production studios in the Latvian capital of Riga. While continuing to develop its suite of live-streaming table games in 2010 Evolution was able to launch Dedicated Tables and Environments that permitted operator partners to personalize their offerings to punters. The Evolution platform can be easily tweaked by operators to include native speaking dealers and local currencies. Evolution segued confidently into the mobile market with iPad compatibility that extended the gaming floor and actuated intra-resort mobile gaming. Multi-Game Play was introduced to online gamers who could bet hands on up to four games at once in a single window.
In 2013 when the 100th live table was christened in its Riga broadcast complex Evolution became the largest single-site casino in operation in Europe. Bursting at the seams an ancillary studio was opened in Malta in 2014, the same year Evolution was recognized as the EGR Live Casino Software Supplier Of The Year for the fifth consecutive year as it continued to partner with more top-shelf casinos than any other online provider.
Evolution Casino Games
Punters clicking on Evolution Gaming live casino feeds receive streamed-in television quality video to their Internet-connected devices. They are welcomed by professional dealers and can follow every shuffle and spin of the wheel, interacting with the dealer in real time. Your seat on the sofa doubles as a seat at the table in a bustling casino as multiple cameras pan across the gaming floor to bring the ambiance of a real top-class casino to the screen. High rollers used to avoiding the riffraff of the casino floor can even escape to the Red VIP Room with specially trained dealers and croupiers.
But all that whiz-bang technology will not amount to a pile of chips without exciting, fast-moving games. Evolution has consistently brought new versions of roulette, blackjack, baccarat and poker to its operators. In Immersive Roulette, for instance, multiple cameras cut automatically to different angles around the wheel. Each bounce of the ball is transmitted to the screen in High Definition video captured at 200 frames per second. After the ball nestles into its final slot the winning number colour is validated with a slow motion replay. Punters susceptible to the gambler’s fallacy can pour over enhanced statistics with graphics depicting the last 500 games and Hot and Cold Numbers.
English sports fans can revel in Evolution’s Sports Roulette that replicates the feel of a London Roulette room infused with a professional sports flavour. Hosts dress in sports presenter attire and chat up the live results on the pitch or court over the course of the gaming action. In Slingshot Auto Roulette Evolution’s high speed precision wheel is capable of executing up to 80 games per hour allowing for faster games and lower betting limits.
Hands of blackjack, baccarat, and two versions of poker – Hold ‘Em and Three-Card Poker – are all dealt in up-tempo fashion to bring the atmosphere of the casino gaming floor directly to the player’s device. In addition to the play against the dealer there are additional chances for wins with bonus side games.