Evolution Gaming expands US footprint with DraftKings deal
Stockholm-listed live dealer casino specialist Evolution Gaming has signed an agreement to provide Live Casino services to Draft Kings.
Live Casino services will be provided from Evolution’s new US studio in Atlantic City.
The New Agreement with Draft Kings
Daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator DraftKings is continuing to prepare for the roll-out of its live casino offering and has partnered Evolution to deliver the live casino portfolio from their first US studio that opened in August in Atlantic City.
The state-of-the-art studio has had great success ever since its launch and Evolution is already planning its expansion.
Few additional partners are in the process of going live and with a wide range of games Evolution offers, this year will testament on the company’s ability to provide the best player experience.
DraftKings offers DFS contests across 11 professional sports in eight countries including US, Canada, UK and Australia. In August, they launched DraftKings Sportsbook in New Jersey which made them become the first operator to offer legal online and mobile sports betting in the state.
James Stern, a chief business officer of America and land-based at Evolution, commented that DraftKings is a young and dynamic company which “has blazed a trail in recent years with its best-in-class technology and extensive knowledge of sports”.
“DraftKings was first to market in New Jersey with online sports betting, just a couple of months after filing for its license with the New Jersey regulators. We very much look forward to working with DraftKings on this project.”
Similar Deal with Unibet
This is not the first deal Evolution signed with the operator to go live in the US market.
Back in December, the live casino specialist forged an agreement with its long-standing partner Kindred Group to deliver a new live casino offering to their brand Unibet in New Jersey.
Unibet and Evolution have a steady partnership back in Europe where Unibet offers its players Evolution’s generic live casino tables, a dedicated environment at Evolution’s Riga studios, as well as a selection of native speaking tables at Evolution’s Malta studios.
Under this new deal Unibet will be able to use Evolution’s new studio in Atlantic City to establish and grow the Unibet brand in New Jersey and later in other states too.