- Evolution Gaming’s first studio outside of Europe
- Studio will serve PlayNow.com but is set to expand in the future
The state-of-the-art studio in the New Westminster area of British Columbia is Evolution’s eighth studio and its first outside Europe, and will serve customers of the PlayNow.com website.
Owned by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) players will be able to try their hands at roulette, blackjack and baccarat games initially, from any device, and served by real dealers, streamed live.
Evolution has plans for the 16,000sq ft studio to serve more operators in other provinces, and also offer more games.
So far 50 new jobs have been created, and 170 jobs could be created once the studio’s expansion plans are fully realised.
New games may include Evolution’s already popular Dream Catcher – a money wheel game with a gameshow feel, as well as dual play live tables that converge both land-based and online play.
Evolution Group CEO Martin Carlesund said: “After months of planning and hard work by Evolution and BCLC staff we are delighted that the new studio is now live and serving online players in British Columbia. We are also very excited by the future. BCLC has a strong multi-channel, multi-product offering, now made even stronger with the addition of world-class Evolution-powered Live Casino.
“We see this as the initial phase in a long-term partnership with BCLC and other Canadian operators. There are many more opportunities to enrich the player experience online, including delivering truly convergent solutions such as Dual Play live tables that allow online and land-based play at the same table.”
Monica Bohm, BCLC’s Vice-President, eGaming, said: “This is a stunning new facility that we believe will have a positive impact in so many ways.
The addition of new and innovative products from Evolution’s Live Casino portfolio for existing and new players to enjoy helps
keep BCLC at the forefront of gambling entertainment. At the same time we are creating jobs locally. And of course, as a crown corporation owned by the Province of British Columbia, our revenues go towards supporting community initiatives, health care and education across the province.”
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