Evolution Gaming Has Snatched Up The Top Live Casino Supplier Award Every Year Since The Inception of The EGR B2B Award
Evolution Gaming, the live dealer service specialist, has managed to secure the award for Best Live Casino Supplier again at this year’s EGR B2B Awards. The company has managed to take home this award every year since the beginning of the awards, eight years ago in 2010.
Evolution Gaming made history as a company to have achieved such remarkable consecutive wins. They took home the awards after beating several other reputable shortlisted contenders. These included the likes of brands such as Extreme Live Gaming, Ezugi, Medialive Casino, NetEnt and Playtech Plc.
The award was presented to the company’s Chief Commercial Officer, Sebastian Johannisson.
The EGR B2B awards recognise the achievements of suppliers from all major eGaming disciplines. These include betting and gaming software, networks, mobile, payments, recruitment, marketing, IT and infrastructure. Every year more than 500 online gaming suppliers and professional service providers attend this event.
After the win was announced, Johannisson said that this was a great way to mark another year of success for the company.
He said, “For Evolution and its staff this is a fantastic way to round off another landmark 12 months.”
He went on to list the new additions and acquisitions Evolution Gaming has secured under their name since the last awards ceremony.
He said, “During this [12 month] period [since the last awards], we have opened two further Live Casino studios, both in Belgium; we have won significant new business, not least from world leaders such as Genting and Micrograming; we have launched a host of new games including our all- new Baccarat offering and flagship Live Baccarat Squeeze; and we have listed the company on Nasdaq First North Premier in Stockholm.”
He continued, “There were also the first UK installations of our on- premise Dual Play Roulette at the prestigious Ritz Club and Hippodrome casinos in London, and another new studio — the first in Romania — at the Grand Casino Bucharest. In parallel we have made continual improvements to the mobile gaming experience, including the addition of portrait view to our Live Lobby and to Live Roulette.”
Johannisson concluded his statement by thanking his employees and customers for their continued effort and support. He noted that it is a massive achievement to receive this award eight times in a row.
He said, “I thank all of our staff, our licensees and our players for this award. To win it once is an honour. To win it eight years in a row is astounding — and it’s testament to the world-class quality of our B2B Live Casino solutions and the quality of operational excellence we deliver for our licensees and their players’ year on year.”
Evolution Gaming Plc.
Evolution gaming is a gambling software specialist that focuses on the live dealer services. The company was founded in 2006 and within their first year they managed to secure deals with major gaming operators such as Gala Coral Group, PartyGaming Plc., William Hill Plc, Blue Square, Gaming VC, Expekt and VC Bet.
A couple of years later, in 2008, the company expanded into the German market, they signed an agreement with online sports- betting, poker and casino company Bet- at- home.com. The popularity of Evolution Gaming started to soar.
In 2009, they opened a number of VIP studios for their high rollers and signed deals with more key operators, like 888 Holding Plc., SportingBet Plc., Ladbrokes Plc., Unibet Ltd., Paddy Power Ltd. and SkyBet of Sky Betting & Gaming.
The following year, Evolution Gaming was given the EGR B2B award for ‘Live Casino Software Supplier of the Year’ and ‘Software Rising Star of the Year.’ The company also expanded their studios to make room for Dedicated Tables for their licensees.
In 2011, SKAT- compliant Live Casino solutions were developed and launched in Denmark’s re- regulated market. Evolution Gaming also became the first online Live Casino provider to be approved by AAMS in Italy. At the time, they decided to relocate their studios.
The company launched mobile gaming services in 2012 and were awarded the Class 4 Licence by the Malta Gaming Authority the same year.
Evolution entered the American gambling market in 2013 and became the first Live Casino provider to gain New Jersey Preliminary Waiver approval. Their Riga studios became the largest single- site casino operation in Europe. They also started streaming their roulette services directly from a licensed land- based casino in Murcia. Lottomatica Vegas Club Live Casino TV show started live broadcast with live game video feeds from the Riga studios at the same time.
Their immersive Roulette was named ‘Game of the Year’ at the 2014 EGR B2B Awards. They also took home the EGR Awards for ‘Live Casino Software Supplier of the Year’ for the 5th consecutive year in 2014. Evolution opened studios in Malta that year.
The following year proved rather eventful for them. The company introduced an all new Baccarat line- up. They also launched their Caribbean Stud Poker and was once again named ‘Live Casino Supplier of the Year’ at the EGR B2B Awards. Evolution Gaming launched their Dual Play Roulette and the multi- camera immersive Lite service.
In 2016, Evolution launches its 7th European studio in Bucharest and won the EGR ‘Live Casino Supplier of the Year’ for the 7th time.
While the company has gone on to secure many more acquisitions in the run up to 2017, they again secured the EGR ‘Live Casino Supplier of the Year’
The EGR B2B Awards
The EGR B2B Awards have been created to reward and celebrate the very best service providers in the online gaming industry. The awards are designed to recognise achievements of suppliers from all across the major eGaming disciplines. This includes betting and gaming software, gaming networks, mobile gaming, online payment services, IT and infrastructure.
The annual awards began eight years ago, in 2010.
The awards are divided into two subgroups. These are Software and Network and Services. A total of 37 awards are given out each year at the ceremony. Starting from the award for best Affiliate Software and ending with one for White Label Partner, a total of 24 of these are given out to categories under the Software and Network subdivision. The remaining 13 awards are for categories in the Services division.
The 2017 awards ceremony was held in London, UK on the 6th of June 2017. The ceremony was hosted at The Hurlingham Club. All guests were offered a drinks reception, which was followed by dinner, before the awards were given out. After that, the winners celebrated with an after party.