Evolution Creates Live Casino Studio for BCLC

Evolution Gaming is establishing a live casino game studio in Vancouver for games that will be streamed online by British Columbia Lottery Corporation.

Evolution Gaming announced that it is establishing a Live Casino studio in Vancouver that will stream games and services for the British Columbia Lottery Corporation.

Expected to launch by the end of the year, the studio will be Evolution’s eighth. The five-year agreement with BCLC, plus renewal options, will see Evolution’s Live Casino offering streamed via BCLC’s PlayNow.com website.

However, Evolution’s 16,000-square-foot studio will be built with the intention of supporting additional Canadian lottery corporations, with each jurisdiction able to offer both shared and dedicated tables. This studio will, over time, create more than 170 new jobs in the Vancouver area as Evolution looks to recruit operational staff locally.

At launch, BCLC will offer 10 online live tables for blackjack, baccarat and roulette, streaming to PlayNow.com players on desktop, tablets and smartphones, seven days a week.

Evolution Group CEO Martin Carlesund commented, “Entering the Canadian market with BCLC signifies a huge breakthrough, outside of our European operations. Through this new partnership, we are confident we will deliver the very best Live Casino experience for BCLC players, and an exceptional Live Casino studio facility for BCLC and other Canadian lottery jurisdictions in the future.

“This latest expansion consolidates Evolution’s position as global leader in the B2B Live Casino market. This delivery further highlights our ability to provide solutions that meet the most stringent requirements of regulated markets.”

Monica Bohm, BCLC’s vice president, eGaming, added, “We are delighted to enter into this agreement with Evolution, to bring the thrill of live, interactive casino gaming to our online players. New and innovative products like Live Casino will help BCLC continue to deliver the very best in gambling entertainment to our players while benefiting communities across British Columbia.”

BCLC has a strong multi-channel, multi-product offering that includes retail lottery operations, online and mobile gaming, land-based casinos, bingo halls and community gaming centers.