Evolution adds a second live dealer studio in New Jersey

evolution expands its live dealer presence in New Jersey for online gambling operators. The first state to offer human croupiers on gambling sites is also the first to have it two Ateliers within its borders. However, Atlantic City’s casinos house both studios.

documents from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) show that this second studio is located in the Ocean Casino Resort. The original is in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City.

The latter studio opened in August 2018 and was recently updated according to DGE documents. This first live dealer studio in New Jersey was also the first in the United States.

Evolution CEO North America Jacob Claesson spoke about the second live dealer studio in New Jersey on Thursday.

He said of the facility, which went live on November 10:

It will give us the space we need to continue bringing new games to players in New Jersey. More tables and games will be released in the coming weeks and months as we continue to hire additional staff, continue to build our incredible team in North America, and bring exciting new opportunities to both operators and players.

Evolution officials did not respond to repeated requests for comment from NJGamblingSites.

Evolution shares (EVO) almost went back 1% from Thursday to today.

New Jersey live dealer games are growing in popularity

US live dealer games are growing in popularity and New Jersey players are part of that demand.

As Evolution noted on October 27 over the third quarter of 2022, its live dealer business more than grew 45% compared to Q3 2021.

The report states that online casino operators want to add live dealer games because:

RNG is the largest vertical of the online casino market. However, the growth is being driven in large part by the fact that live casino has become more relevant to most gaming operators and has become an integrated and strategically important product for them.

This Ocean facility is Evolution’s fifth live dealer studio in the US, which the company says is a response to bettor demand in the “rapidly evolving US iGaming market”. The other three are in Connecticut, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Commonwealth studio broadcasts live dealer games to West Virginia.

Evolution also recently received live dealer competition from playtech and maybe some will appear soon Light and Wonder (LNW).

In a paragraph discussing the growth of live traders, CEO of Evolution Martin Carlesund said on October 27:

We continue to see very strong global demand for our new and existing products and we are increasing our market share and competitive advantage. Rollout of the full range of products to all regulated markets will continue.

New Jersey live dealer updates

Regarding this full suite of products, Thursday’s press release from Evolution about the second live dealer studio in New Jersey emphasized that Garden Staters will see the new product. football studio. Evolution calls it “the first live dealer variant of a top card game available in North America after the game’s first-person perspective launch in September of this year.”

A DGE document dated October 26 states that the Ocean studio is housed one “top card table” and two Blackjack tables when it was a 425 square meters temporary space. (Blackjack is the most popular live dealer game in Evolution’s regular and branded live dealer studios, Claesson previously said NJGamblingSites.)

Operators pay Evolution additional money to create and operate studios that have an individual operator’s branding on the walls, floors and tables. Logos also appear on the tables and table felt.

Evolution tells the DGE that its broadcasts will work just like the Hard Rock broadcasts do now.

Speaking of the Hard Rock’s New Jersey live dealer studio, a DGE document dated October 21 shows that Evolution sought permission to “rotate” a live dealer table and install an access door. The door will “allow for easier access for game staff in the expanded studio.”