It looks like Evolution Gaming is wrapping up the year quite strongly. In mid-November 2022, the company was happy to announce the debut of another state-of-the-art live casino studio in New Jersey. This is a follow-up to the first studio that opened in NJ in August 2018. The new purpose-built studio was opened on November 10 after getting the green light from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.
Following the launch, live casino sites in the Garden State will have unlimited access to the developer's top-performing live games. Part of the menu is the brand-new Live Football Studio, which is the first live dealer game that uses cards available in North America. The game also has its first-person variant launched in September 2022.
Besides New Jersey, Evolution Gaming has a commandeering presence in other North American states. The casino content aggregator was the first to launch its live casino games in Michigan, New Jersey, Connecticut, and West Virginia. So, it's safe to say that the brand-new studio will serve players in all these regions.
After the announcement, Evolution's Chief Executive Officer North America, Jacob Claesson, commented that the launch marks an exciting landmark for the company's North American operations. He said Evolution's aim in the Garden State is to provide players with the best possible gaming entertainment experience while providing top live casino sites the requisite games and tools to stay ahead.
The CEO for North America continued that the studio was built after a strong market demand for Evolution's live titles in NJ. Claesson said that the studio would cater to their future expansion plans, as it gives them the necessary space to continue providing new games in New Jersey.
To wrap up, Claesson commented that the company plans to launch more tables and games in the coming weeks and months. He also revealed that Evolution continues to hire additional people, including live game dealers, to build on their incredible North American team. The official promised exciting new opportunities for operators and players in New Jersey.
In other Evolution news, the company announced on December 15 that it had sealed a deal with Codere Online to launch in Panama. Codere Online is one of Panama's most significant casino and sports betting sites, accessed via the www.codere.pa website. The operator became the first gambling site to partner with Evolution Gaming in the newly regulated Panama iGaming market.
The deal will see live casino players in Panama enjoy live titles from Evolution brands, including NetEnt, Red Tiger Gaming, and Ezugi. Players will access titles like Football Studio, Crazy Time, Monopoly Big Baller, and Lightning Roulette. The deal also covers top slot machines, including new releases like Wonders of Christmas and In the Rabbit Hole. All the games are approved by Panama's strict Gaming Control Board.
After putting pen on paper, Evolution's Head of Operations LATAM, Mónica Umaña, said that the company is proud of the extended partnership with Codere Online in several jurisdictions. Umaña added that the company is delighted to go live in Panama with Codera Online, as the Latin American iGaming market is critical for Evolution Group.
On their part, Salo Leder, Regional Manager for Codere Online in Latin America, said the operator is thrilled to bring gamers in Panama the best online casino and slot titles. Lader said the collection included live variants replicating the land-based casino experience and innovative slots with stunning graphics and exciting themes.