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Evolution Gaming was only founded in 2006 but in the few years since its inception it has already managed to revolutionise the live online casino industry. After signing deals with many of the biggest names in online gaming, including Paddy Power Casino, 888casino and William Hill, Evolution went on to win ‘Live Casino Software Supplier of the Year’ and ‘Software Rising Star of the Year’ at the EGR awards in 2010. In 2012, Evolution continued its successful trajectory, launching its iPad gaming platform, introducing Live Casino Hold 'em Poker, and winning ‘Live Casino Software Supplier of the Year’ for the third year running.
Evolution Gaming bills itself "the world leader in video-streamed live dealer gaming" and it certainly has an impressive roster of live roulette and card games to prove it. Evolution's long list of big name clients continues to grow, making it a major player in the gaming software sector.
Evolution specialises in high-quality live casino games, which give players the feeling of being in a genuine casino, as well as reassuring them that the games are fair. Top of the bill is undoubtedly Evolution's Live Roulette, which comes in a number of different formats, including mini and mobile versions.
The other major games offered include what Evolution claims to be the most realistic online version of baccarat available in the world, as well as live dealer blackjack.
Evolution’s Live Casino games are primarily spread across Live Roulette, Live Blackjack, Live Baccarat and Live Hold’em.
A popular Live Roulette variation is Slingshot Auto Roulette, where a live wheel spins but no dealer is present. This delivers the excitement and integrity of live gaming, but the reduced costs mean that minimum stakes are lower and the game is more casual and fun.
Evolution has also developed localised versions of its games to tap into the growing worldwide market. Players in Sweden, Italy and Germany can choose to play tailor-made versions of the game just for speakers of their language. There is also a London-themed variety, which recreates a high-class grand casino atmosphere.
Sports fans, meanwhile, can enjoy Sports Roulette, where the game is hosted in a TV-style sports studio with live scores and sports news announced while the game is being played.
All of the games, from roulette to poker, can be played in the stylish setting of Evolution's Red VIP Room. This gives high rollers access to higher betting limits and the chance to interact more with croupiers.
For the most part, Evolution's games combine the live feed of a croupier (beamed from its studios in Latvia) with a user-friendly interface for placing bets and choosing different views of the action. Apart from the quality of service and its innovation, what really sets Evolution apart from the competition is the degree of personalisation that it offers to clients. Their Dedicated Tables and Environments let operators brand everything from the staff uniforms to the backdrops, and blue-screen technology allows for whole interiors of real casinos to be recreated for a fully immersive experience.
As Evolution's games are all live and table-based, there are no progressive jackpots on offer.
Evolution's offerings are mainly focused on high-end live casino streaming for PCs, but it has also branched out into iPad software for its Live Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat games. Many of the games are also streamed as part of a TV show (filmed at the company's Riga studios and other land-based casinos) on which viewers can place bets from the comfort of their sofa. At the moment, Evolution does not offer any live bingo or sports betting software.
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