History of Evolution Gaming
Evolution Gaming is the number one provider when it comes to Live casino games. In fact, though coming into the industry a lot later than the other providers, Evolution Gaming has been instrumental in creating the change and, as their name suggests, the evolution of the gaming industry. Their fearless attitude in the face of improvements is the driving force that has pushed this company to the front of their game.
The company was established in 2006 and instantly dove in the European market to revolutionise the way that the live casino genre was being operated. The following year the company signed a number of agreements with various companies that included the likes of William Hill, Coral and Expekt.
Three years on from their arrival on the scene, Evolution Gaming’s Riga studio had already quadrupled in size in an effort to keep up with the live casino demand. By now live games were hugely popular and other companies were following suit. At the same time as furthering the studio’s expansion, the company developed and opened VIP rooms with the studio allowing high roller access to this comfortable at home casino world.
Live casino games
In 2011 Evolution Gaming broke into the Italian market, becoming the first software provider to do so after the industry had been regulated in that country. The Riga studio, as a response, kept growing. 2012 saw the company finally release a mobile platform and this release coincided with the launch of the first live version of Casino Hold’em. Right at the end of the year, the Riga studio opened its 100th table and with this stroke became the largest live casino in Europe.
As the years progressed, Evolution Gaming continued to add titles to their live game portfolio with a number of roulette versions and Three Card poker all coming in to play. Not long after Evolution Gaming was to finally open a second studio. This one to be based in Malta and with this grand opening, more games continued to follow. By this point Evolution Gaming was easily providing the widest number of live games out of all the online providers. From this point on Evolution Gaming has not slowed down in its move towards improvement.
In the year 2017 there have been more casinos than ever joining with Evolution Gaming in their bid to have the best live games available on their platform. During the beginning of the year, Evolution Gaming opened their third studio, this time in Tbilisi, Georgia as they move to cater for the ever-growing demand for their online live games.
Through their dedicated team, hard work and innovation, Evolution Gaming continues to make impressive headway in the world of live games. They provide their customers both casino and player with a transparent view into the way they work helping to propel them to the status of one of the most trusted casino game providers out there.
What games does Evolution Gaming offer?
Evolution Gaming’s primary game selection are games for the live casino platform. They do not offer any games in any other gaming platform. However, their live casino selection is an excellent one and encompasses a large number of different games making their live casino games one of the most comprehensive selections around.
The company takes pride in creating games with friendly and competent dealers that will communicate in an efficient and pleasant way. With this in mind, they are able to offer their players a very comprehensive selection of games.
They offer the standard casino table games such as roulette, baccarat and blackjack but they all come with a number of different versions as well.
Evolution Gaming’s table games
For example, blackjack is available with the standard live blackjack, blackjack party and other versions allowing side bets such as bet behind, pre-decision and perfect pairs.
Roulette is offered in both European and American versions, with also an immersive roulette option that really pulls the player into the action. Also, more recently, a unique dual play roulette, which is actually a wheel placed in a real casino rather than the studio. This version allows players at home and in the casino to rub shoulders playing the same game at the same time for a truly special casino vibe.
Baccarat too has numerous incarnations with baccarat, baccarat squeeze, multi camera, control squeeze and live speed baccarat being just a few of the numerous options.
Let us not forget that there are also live games in Caribbean stud poker, Casino Hold’em and a number of lesser-seen games offered in their live casinos.
Most popular slots from Evolution Gaming
At this time Evolution Gaming only has one slot on offer, and this is their live slot Mermaid’s Fortune, which means by default it is also their most popular. Mermaid’s Fortune combines the well-known RNG slot game format with a section involving the live dealer. For the main base game, the slot works as any other online slot functions.
The player is greeted with a five-reel slot complete with an underwater background and sea related symbols. As with any slot, the idea is to create winning combinations made from the symbols that are present. Landing a mermaid icon on the reel will gain the player a single pearl, a tally of which is kept in the top left corner of the screen.
Once the player has reached 50 pearls, they will then be eligible for the bonus round. The bonus round occurs every eight minutes and features a large wheel of fortune, which is manned by the live dealer or rather mermaid. The mermaid will spin the wheel, converse with the player and award out any prizes that are gained during this bonus. Mermaids change every hour after 5pm.
The popularity of the Mermaid’s Fortune slot ensures that live slots do have a future in this platform. With Evolution Gaming constantly striving to improve their game collection and be the best in the industry, players can look forward to many more innovative live games that are sure to come.