Evolution’s latest live casino studio will officially launch in Connecticut today after completing a seven-day soft launch under the supervision of the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.
The new studio will serve FanDuel and DraftKings from launch with an initial offering of live dealer roulette and blackjack games, with additional live casino games and TV game titles from Evolution’s extensive portfolio expected to be featured. available to Connecticut operators later this year.
The new studio is expected to create 400 new jobs in the state, with 140 positions already filled.
“Evolution is proud and excited to further expand its presence in North America and once again help carriers be first in a new online market,” said Jeff Millar, North America Commercial Director at Evolution. . “We are confident that online gamers in Connecticut, just like gamers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan and West Virginia before them, will enjoy a truly world-class gaming experience.”
Connecticut iGaming legislation requires live casino providers to establish studios in the state in order to service licensed operators.
“We look forward to many exciting years of working in partnership with our operators to bring players the most innovative online gaming and entertainment solutions and even greater choice,” added Millar. “Our studio offers great leeway for this exciting market. There is room to grow to meet the needs of licensees, and also room to operate dedicated, exclusively branded tables and environments, which are very popular with both of our operators.
Evolution launched its online slots portfolio on the Connecticut iGaming regulated market in October 2021.
“With the addition of Evolution, we continue to deliver a modern, technologically advanced gaming experience that delivers an elevated user experience for eligible residents and is competitive with our neighboring states,” Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said. “Connecticut has proven to be a leader in the gaming economy for decades, and this expansion allows those who wish to participate to continue to do so, responsibly.”
Shares in AB Evolution (STO:EVO) were trading up 3.22% at SEK 927.40 per share in Stockholm early Monday morning.