Evolution Gaming (EG) is set to roll out its live gaming platform in Pennsylvania after securing a license to operate in the Keystone State.
The Swedish-based company has been granted its Interactive Gaming Manufacturer license from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), according to a report on europeangaming.eu.
The license means that Evolution can now provide live casino services to gaming operators in the state.
Evolution Gaming develops, produces, markets and licenses fully-integrated live casino solutions to gaming operators across the globe. Since it started in 2006, the company has provided services to more than 200 operators and has nearly 7,000 employees across both Europe and the U.S.
The company bills itself “the world leader in video-streamed live dealer gaming” and has an impressive roster of international clients to back up its claims. Among the companies partnered with the provider are Paddy Power Casino, 888casino and William Hill.
This isn’t Evolution Gaming’s first foray onto U.S. soil. The company had previously been granted a preliminary waiver to operate its services in New Jersey. But the new agreement in Pennsylvania will help to ramp up its American expansion.
“Demand for our live casino services in the US has been phenomenal,” James Stern, Chief Business Development Officer — America & Land-based at Evolution, said in a press release. “We continue to stay at the forefront — maximizing the opportunities in this exciting new market and growing together with our licensees.”
To support its continued U.S. growth, Evolution gaming plans to expand its brick-and-mortar facilities across the country.
The company currently operates a studio in Atlantic City to support its New Jersey operations, and plans are already underway to double the size of its facility. The company also revealed that it plans to break ground on a new studio space in Pennsylvania in the near future.
Pennsylvania legalized online casino gaming in 2017. Penn National and Parx Casino have gotten their products started in the Pennsylvania online gaming market this year.
The Keystone State has added quite a bit to its overall gaming options in recent times including a sports betting market which has seen several big-name operators such as FanDuel and DraftKings take part. And online and mobile products have helped Pennsylvania set records for profits and sales for its state lottery products.
”We are delighted to be further expanding our U.S. operations by opening a stand- alone studio in Pennsylvania to serve both online operators and land-based casinos in the state,” Stern said. “We are looking forward to opening up our world-leading live casino portfolio to operators and players in the state of Pennsylvania.”