Evolution Gaming Group (EVO) is the undisputed King of real-money live-dealer casino games online.
Evolution Gaming was founded by Richard Hadida, Jens von Bahr and Fredrik Osterberg in 2006 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The company specializes in providing self-developed live casino games to a wide range of casino operators, including land-based casinos, sportsbooks, and online casinos.
These live casino games are live game shows broadcast online, allowing EVO to save on sales and marketing expenses as the operators, who have direct relationships with end-users, promote and distribute EVO’s games to their existing customer base. Additionally, Evolution follows operators into newly regulated markets. The company has mad a number of large acquisitions in 2022, including a €450m deal to acquire Big Time Gaming as well as a €340m deal buy slot developer No Limit City – boosting and fortifying its online games library with hundreds of time-proven hit real-money casino games.
Evolution’s client list is a “Who’s who” of igaming, including Entain, 888, Draftkings, Leo Vegas, Mr Green, Betfair, Unibet & more. In January 2023 it was announced that British Columbia Lottery Corporation is utilizing Evolution’s live games portfolio on the Saskatchewan PlayNow.com platform – the only legal iCasino option in the Canadian province.
Live Casino Games at Evolution Gaming
- Live Blackjack
- Live Baccarat
- Live Craps
- Live Poker
- Live Roulette
- Super Sic Bo & Dragon Tiger
Evolution Live Roulette Games
Evolution provides players with numerous roulette variants, with varying rules, multipliers and payouts, and has developed, launched and patented a number of its own roulette games, like dual-play roulette and two-ball roulette. As of 2023 the company has over a dozen real-money live roulette games available.
Lightning Roulette is the biggest table game in online casino. Evolution signed an exclusive agreement with Light & Wonder (formerly Scientific Games) in the summer of 2021 with the goal of taking the game to land-based casinos worldwide during 2022/2023.
|“Dual Play Roulette” combines the best of land-based and online gaming by adding dual play capability to any roulette table in a land-based casino. It uses advanced camera and sound technology to connect on-premise players with a virtually unlimited number of online players from around the world, allowing them to play the same games at the same table. Online players are transported straight onto the gaming floor of some of the world’s most iconic casinos, where they can play alongside on-premise players in the fastest and sleekest Dual Play Roulette solution available. This creates a perfect expand the the unique excitement of the casino and the brand to a wider online audience of new players.
|Live European Roulette
|Evolution offers the most extensive selection of standard & VIP roulette tables available from a single game-supplier – giving real-money casino players a world-class live roulette experience across a wide range of devices. The online live game experience is as realistic as it gets, featuring live interaction with dealers and other players, a user-friendly interface and useful game features like auto-play, chat, extensive statistics and the ability to save 15 bets to help speed up your betting.
|Evolution Gaming’s “Lightning Roulette” offers players the opportunity to win greatly multiplied payouts on a Straight Up bet. In each game round, between one and five Lucky Numbers are randomly selected and struck by lightning, resulting in multiplied payouts of between 50x and 500x.
|XXXtreme Lightning Roulette
|“XXXtreme Lightning Roulette” is an enhanced version of Lightning Roulette, featuring more opportunities for lightning numbers with randomly generated multipliers that give players the chance to multiply their payouts up to a whopping 500x the stake.
|Football Studio Roulette
|Chat football, play roulette, and of course view live scores.
|Gold Bar Roulette
|Players can select their own lucky number and its multiplier value, allowing them to personalize their game experience. The game follows standard roulette rules, but in Gold Bar Roulette, winning on a Straight Up bet becomes even more exciting as players win not only a cash payout but also valuable gold bars, which act as 88x multipliers. These gold bars can be used in future rounds to increase the chances of winning a substantial payout by stacking multiple gold bars together on a chosen betting spot.
|As the live dealer spins the wheel, players can watch and track every movement of the ball in real-time, all in 200 FPS HD video. Additionally, it provides a slow-motion replay of the winning number-color as the ball comes to rest.
|French Roulette is another premier variation of the classic game, providing players with yet another way to enjoy the games they love. Similar to European Roulette, the French version features the numbers 1-36 and a single zero on the wheel. However, French Roulette has a unique “La Partage” rule which allows players to only lose half of their even-money bets when the ball lands on zero. Additionally, the table layout and some of the bet types are named in French
|The double-zero version of roulette adds an extra element of excitement for players by including not only the numbers 1-36 and a single zero, but also an additional double-zero spot on the wheel and table layout. Additionally, this variant typically has lower betting limits and offers a unique “Five Bet” option for added variety and choice.
|This is a faster version of live dealer roulette, where game rounds take just 25 seconds from spin to spin, which is around 50% faster than traditional live roulette games. This allows players to experience more betting opportunities and excitement in every playing session. The game features a custom-designed wheel and professional live dealers, and betting only occurs during the spin to – allowing for quick recognition of winning numbers through fast video-based technology.
|“Auto Roulette” is a fast-paced, live-wheel game available in a regular and a VIP flavor. Unlike traditional live roulette, it does not have a live dealer. Instead, the game is powered by an advanced, fully automated, precision roulette wheel that can handle 60-80 games per hour, 24 hours a day. A variation of Auto Roulette, “Speed Auto Roulette” is an even faster version that can handle up to 2,500 games per day and betting only occurs during the spin. Auto Roulette is available in several variations including European, French and American Auto Roulette.
|In this exciting multi-wheel game, 12 individual and synchronized Auto Roulette wheels spin almost constantly, with balls dropping one after the other in different wheels. Players can play at their own pace since betting time is unlimited. The player always maintains control and clicks the “PLAY NOW” button whenever they are ready. The wheel closest to the next ball drop is then automatically selected as the wheel on which the player is betting for that round. For players who prefer a faster pace, they can simply click “REBET” to start the next round immediately with the same bet.
|Double Ball Roulette
|“Double Ball Roulette” is a unique and innovative live roulette variant, exclusive to Evolution gaming and not offered online by any other live casino provider. It features two balls that deliver two winning numbers from a single spin. This game format has proven to be popular in the land-based sector as it provides double the excitement for players through the potential for more frequent wins.
|High stakes roulette!
About Evolution Gaming Group
Evolution AB (publ) is a dominant force in live casino games in Europe and the United States.
The company’s success can be attributed to the contributions of skilled individuals, particularly Todd Haushalter as the Chief Product Officer (CPO). This is evident in the company’s award-winning portfolio of live casino games, which are widely recognized by operators and players worldwide.
EVO’s added value proposition lies in its value-added services that assists land-based operators in digitalizing their operations – cashing in on demand for iCasino products which run on devices like iPhones, Androids, Tablets, web-browsers and other devices.
While many land-based casino operators are established companies that have been in existence for decades, running live game shows effectively requires a unique set of operational capabilities. EVO’s end-to-end solution has succeeded in a space where many others have failed. Their service to licensed and regulated gambling operators includes hiring and training dealers (i.e. live casino game presenters), handling video streaming, compression and delivery, risk and surveillance tools, providing tables for live casino shows, and any other relevant services that an operator needs to run a successful live casino game show.
In return for these services, EVO derives revenue through commission, which is a percentage of operators’ gross gaming revenue (GGR), as well as fixed monthly fees.
The online gambling industry has proven itself to be resilient during recession. Evolution (EVO) is well-positioned for long-term growth, thanks to the expanding addressable market created by increasing iGaming legislation in the US and Asia, its operational efficiency, and innovative live casino products supported by a skilled management team.
History of Evolution Gaming
- Evolution is founded and launches Live Roulette, Live Blackjack, and Live Baccarat from a production studio in Riga.
- The company signs its first license agreement with Gala Coral, followed by agreements with Rank, Expekt, Victor Chandler, and William Hill.
- An operator moves its Live Casino offering to its website’s top navigation and popularity increases quickly, leading to the building of a larger production studio in Riga to launch additional games.
- Evolution wins Live Casino Supplier of the Year for the first time and is named Rising Star Software Provider at the EGR B2B Awards in London.
- The company becomes the first Live Casino provider to be certified in the newly regulated Italian market, moves to a larger studio in Riga and starts streaming in HD quality.
- Evolution becomes the first Live Casino provider to be certified in the newly regulated Danish market and launches its fourth core game Live Casino Hold’em.
- Live Casino games for smartphones and tablets are launched and the company becomes certified to offer games from a land-based casino in the Spanish market.
- The new core game Live Three Card Poker is launched and a new production studio is opened on Malta for the company’s international dealer teams. Immersive Roulette is named EGR Game of the Year.
- The new core game Live Caribbean Stud Poker is launched, as well as Dual Play Roulette, which becomes a key product in marketing to land-based casinos. A satellite studio is opened in Belgium to serve the newly regulated Belgian market and the company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq First North.
- Evolution wins EGR Live Casino Supplier of the Year for the seventh consecutive year, launches the new core game Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em, opens a new satellite studio in Romania, and launches Dual Play Roulette tables at two casinos in London. Company boasts 100 customers and 300 live dealer tables.
- Evolution has seven studios in Europe, three in the USA and one in Canada. During 2022, two additional studios will be launched in Europe as well as one new studio in the USA. Evo paid €450 million in April 2021 to acquire slots developers Big Time Gaming.
- Evolution acquires slots developers No Limit City in a €340 Million Deal.
Standards & Compliance
Since the gambling industry is highly regulated, and game integrity and security is paramount, Evolution gaming obtains all necessary licenses and certifications for regulatory compliance and security. For example, the license granted by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is a highly respected international gambling permit. Obtaining licenses, particularly in developing or unregulated markets, helps to establish trust and lower barriers for players to try EVO’s games
How Evolution Gaming Detects Live Casino Cheaters
By running its own in-house risk and surveillance tools, EVO is able to retain maximum control over its operations.
As games are hosted online, some “advantage” players may use illegal methods such as bots or algorithms to cheat / gain an advantage during a live casino game.
In order to combat this, EVO operates two mission-control rooms (one in Latvia, the other in Malta) which perform 24/7 monitoring to identify bad actors and predatory player behaviors. EVO also utilizes artificial intelligence and machine learning software like shuffle tracking to detect weak shuffles, and a technique known as “wheel clocking” to identify players predicting ball and wheel speed.