Evolution Gaming has long had an excellent partnership with 888. Considered by many to be the leading casino software package when it comes to live dealer games, it is no surprise that 888 and Evolution have decided to extend and renew their partnership. Alongside seeing their live dealer games continue to be offered at European casinos operating under the 888 banner, though; the new deal also has another implication. It will allow Evolution Gaming to enter the US market for the very first time, with their software set to debut at New Jersey online casinos over the summer.
Ever since online casinos were legalized in New Jersey, sites have been scrambling to get the best casino software suppliers to launch their games on their websites. The mad scramble to become re-associated with a now legal New Jersey online gambling market has seen many top developers join the fray. Live dealer casino games were the missing piece of the puzzle.
888’s New Jersey casino site will be able to offer the full suite of live dealer games from Evolution Gaming, many of which are mobile-friendly, another first for their New Jersey domain. Games that players can expect to find in 888 NJ Casino include various baccarat variants, blackjack with bonus bets, American roulette, the automatic roulette hit that is Slingshot Roulette, and a host of traditional poker table games, including three card poker and ultimate Texas hold’em poker as well as others. As mentioned, players in the New Jersey version of 888 Casino will have to wait until the summer to get their hands on the games, although summer is just a few weeks away.
Speaking on the new deal, 888’s Chief Operating Officer, Itai Pazner commented that their enterprise has been growing rapidly in the United States over the last few years and that adding Evolution Gaming’s array of live dealer casino games is just one way that their market share will grow; especially since few other New Jersey casinos can offer live dealer software. Evolution has worked closely with 888 over the last few years and are equally delighted with the move.
As if often the case with many sudden moves, 888’s decision to launch Evolution Gaming’s live dealer casino titles over in their New Jersey market will now likely spur on rival New Jersey casinos to ensure that they can offer similar products to their own players.