FanDuel and Evolution Renew Live Dealer Casino Partnership
American gambling operator FanDuel has extended its existing agreement with Evolution Gaming. The latter announced via its official site that it will continue being the sole live dealer games provider for FanDuel after both parties decided to renew the partnership, which began in 2020.
FanDuel and Evolution first signed a deal in 2020, which saw Evolution's live dealer table games added to FanDuel's existing casino product offering in New Jersey. Prior to this, FanDuel had already been hosting live dealer tables from Ezugi, a software brand under Evolution, and had enjoyed considerable success thanks to its games. This player interest was what prompted the partnership in the first place.
Following the renewal of the alliance, the European gaming giant will not only solidify its exclusivity at FanDuel New Jersey. Its real-time games will now also be available at all legal betting US states where FanDuel operates.
Branded Studios and Top Slots
As the operator will offer these live games in any American state, it also plans to launch bespoke and branded studios for its Pennsylvania and Michigan operations in the coming months. Evolution's live services are already available in these states, courtesy of its partnership with Barstool.
Simultaneously, it will begin leveraging Evolution's affiliation with brands like NetEnt and Red Tiger to provide popular slots for players. Evolution acquired NetEnt back in 2020, and by virtue, acquired Red Tiger as a subsidiary. They are also looking to release several 'branded premium slots.'
Evolution itself has a portfolio of RNG titles, including first-person advances with their unique Go Live feature. These, too, will be available to play.
During the press release, Jesse Chemtob, GM of Casino at FanDuel Group, said: "When we first signed with Evolution in 2020, we made it clear that we saw live casino as a key driver for continued growth in the US. We have been extremely happy with the quality and performance of Evolution titles on our platform. We're excited to expand and enhance our live dealer table games product offering to bring a best-in-market branded experience to our customers."
The refreshed deal is also very welcome by Stockholm listed giant, as the group's Commercial Director North America, Jeff Millar, expressed his thoughts.
"FanDuel clearly sees the massive potential of live casino to drive further success in online casino. We are proud to have been chosen as FanDuel's live dealer table games provider in the regulated US online gaming market."
According to Millar, Evolution is confident in the appeal of their live games portfolio, which he described as "hugely diverse and exciting." Hopefully, their casino classics, innovative twists on the classics, live game shows, and more will repay FanDuel's confidence in Evolution.
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