The penultimate instalment in a week-long Winners and Losers series sees Evolution Gaming crowned a Winner. In true Christmas Carol style, CEO Jens von Bahr talks us through the company’s past, present and future.

Evolution has rounded off another spectacular year with the deal that CEO and co-founder Jens von Bahr believes is really breaking new ground. The live dealer casino supplier has just signed a deal to provide an in-venue live casino to one of Europe’s largest land-based casinos Casinó Campione d’Italia. As well as being able to play Campione’s in-venue live tables online, customers will also be able to access Evolution’s generic tables, which stream live games from the company’s central studios in Riga 24/7.

“It is a new category of client, which I think will eventually dominate this market - even online,” says von Bahr. “Next year the US and North America is a very important part of our strategy. The more proof of concept we have from the real world, the better it will be for us and our clients.”
It rounds off a year that has seen Evolution seal deals with Grosvenor Casinos, Codere, 888, LeoVegas, SHFL, Egasa, Lottomatica, Unibet and Mr Green among others. Not many B2B companies could boast that breadth of new business. On top of that, Evolution secured a preliminary licence from New Jersey in the US; it is set to be one of the few providers of online casino in Greece, which only legitimised live dealer systems in its online gaming legislation; and it is set to open a new studio in Malta with an initial 50 tables.

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