A week after PointsBet announced its plans to launch iGaming in New Jersey, the Australian-based gaming company has found an immediate gaming partner for live table games.
Leading provider of live casino solutions, Evolution Gaming has been selected by PointsBet, a global sportsbook operator, for its rollout of live casino products to the US online gambling market.
Originally based in Australia, PointsBet currently operates in New Jersey, Iowa, and Indiana, offering both land-based and online sports betting. PointsBet entered the US market in July 2018 when it gained a commercial license to operate as an online bookmaker in New Jersey and began betting with Garden State in January 2019. Since then, PointsBet has developed its US operations to other countries through the introduction of several other agreements to develop US operations into other states, subject to legal requirements.
In August 2018, Evolution opens its first US live casino studio in Atlantic City, New Jersey. A second Evolution Studio is currently under construction in Pennsylvania with go-live scheduled for the second half of 2020, including a third in Michigan scheduled for launch in 2021.
Commenting on the partnership, Seth Young, Chief Innovation Officer at PointsBet stated: “We are thrilled to partner with Evolution Gaming to launch Live Casino technology in US jurisdictions, where we plan to offer our proprietary online casino platform. The addition of Evolution Live Casino extends the appeal of PointsBet’s premium product in the rapidly growing US market.”
Sebastian Johannisson, Chief Commercial Officer at Evolution Gaming, added: “Evolution’s Live Casino portfolio offers PointsBet a rich mix of world-leading online Live Casino games including classic table games, online poker variants that are big favourites with US players, and our new generation of award-winning, record-breaking game show games. In addition, PointsBet will have the option of exclusively branded dedicated tables and environments, should they require these.”