The original partnership forged in 2020 between the two companies allowed FanDuel to integrate the full portfolio of Evolution games into their products in states like New Jersey, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
Under the new deal, the operator will only offer Evolution games when it comes to live casino products. The exclusivity comes with a guarantee that FanDuel can spread Evolution games on their platform in any future US state in which it obtains an operating license.
Currently, Evolution is working on creating a number of exclusive FanDuel live casino environments for existing markets, which we can expect to see over the coming months.
Evolution also plans to continue to provide FanDuel with RNG and slot games through its various brands, such as its First Person games, along with an impressive portfolio of video slots from the likes of NetEnt and Red Tiger, partners of Evolution.
“When we first signed with Evolution in 2020, we made it clear that we saw live casino as a key driver for continued growth in the US,” said Jesse Chemtob, GM of Casino for FanDuel Group. “We have been extremely happy with the quality and performance of Evolution titles on our platform.
“We’re excited to expand and enhance our live dealer table games product offering to bring a best-in-market branded experience to our customers.”
As FanDuel and other online casinos continue their US expansion, live dealer games will continue to play an important part in the process, bringing the true casino experience to players in their homes.
“FanDuel clearly sees the massive potential of live casino to drive further success in online casino,” said Jeff Millar, Commercial Director for North America at Evolution. “We are proud to have been chosen as FanDuel’s live dealer table games provider in the regulated US online gaming market.
“We are also confident that the appeal of our hugely diverse and exciting live portfolio — casino classics, innovative twists on the classics, live game shows, and more — will repay FanDuel’s confidence in Evolution.”
Exclusive Live Casino Games for the US Market
Evolution has played a huge part in the expansion of the US market, providing nearly every operator with its live casino games in some capacity, as well as creating exclusive games to support various partnerships between operators and sports teams.
In October 2020, casino operator Unibet announced their launch of Eagles Blackjack, followed by Pittsburgh Steelers Blackjack in November 2021. Both games are products of Evolution studios and provide an enhanced gaming experience for players and sports fans in the respective states.
Pittsburgh Steelers blackjack and roulette games also made their way to the BetMGM Casino lobby in Pennsylvania, where they were made available by Evolution in late 2021.
Earlier in 2021, BetMGM also launched their New York Jets-themed blackjack and roulette games in New Jersey, giving players a virtual MetLife Stadium experience.
With so many contributions to the iGaming industry in the US, Evolution has become a recognizable name among industry insiders and customers alike and we expect to see many more US-facing products from them in the coming months, as the gaming company works towards its goal of releasing 88 new games in 2022.