Live dealer gaming specialist Evolution Gaming has launched a new exclusive online version of Caribbean Stud Poker, the first licensed game to be released under its partnership with developer Games Marketing.

Evolution described Live Caribbean Stud Poker as a highly scalable game which allows a virtually unlimited number of players to take part in any single game.

It also includes an optional 5+1 Bonus side bet, giving players more chances to win with payouts of up to 1,000 to 1. During the first quarter of next year, the game will be further enriched with the addition of a Progressive Jackpot optional side bet.

The game was created in partnership with Games Marketing following an agreement between the two companies in June earlier this year.

It is the first game to use Evolution’s new User Interface, which has been developed to optimise the user view and gameplay across all devices while also providing HD video stream support.

“When we announced our strategic agreement with Evolution in June 2015, I made it clear that I expect it to become our most valuable deal in the live dealer space,” said Chris Reynolds, CEO at Games Marketing. “The launch of Evolution Live Caribbean Stud Poker is a very exciting and significant step on that journey.”

Evolution’s chief product officer Todd Haushalter explained that Caribbean Stud Poker ushered in a new era of table games when it first launched over 20 years ago.

“Today it is the most widely known specialty table game in the world and we are thrilled to have it as part of our product portfolio,” he said. “Having game variety makes the transition from a land-based casinos to playing live online seamless for players.

“With the addition of the new 5+1 Bonus side bet, and soon the progressive jackpot, Evolution is sure to provide yet another competitive advantage for its licensees.”

The first release of Live Caribbean Stud Poker is available to players on desktop and smartphones, with rollout to tablet devices scheduled to follow shortly.

Shares in Evolution Gaming Group AB (Co. Data) (STO:EVO) were trading at SEK260.50 per share in Stockholm earlier Thursday.

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