Live dealer specialist Evolution Gaming has extended its relationship with Napoleon Games with the creation of a dedicated live studio at the operator’s new base in Aalst, Belgium.

The move extends the existing relationship with Napoleon Games who became one of the first operators to stream live games in the regulated Belgian iGaming market last July, from Evolution’s live casino studio at Casino de Spa.

The new facility for Napoleon in Aalst is scheduled to go live in mid-February, and will comprise four Blackjack tables, one Roulette table and a multi-camera Immersive Lite Roulette table.

The studio area also features a dedicated area for live promotions and space for future expansion. Players will be served by a mix of native speaking Flemish and French speaking dealers, with tables open eight hours a day from 5pm until 1am CET.

“Our current online live casino service from Evolution’s Belgian studio is extremely popular, but we also wanted to offer our players a more bespoke offering, aligned with our strong brand,” said Tom De Clercq, CEO of Napoleon Games, which operates the land-based Grand Casino Knokke and 22 gaming arcades. “Our new dedicated studio in Aalst allows us to do just that, with players now having the opportunity to strike up the strongest rapport with our dedicated dealers.

“In particular, our multi-camera Immersive Roulette table offers our players a unique online gaming experience in the Belgian market. The multi-camera set-up is also perfect for showcasing the whole environment, as players on this table will see cutaway shots of the other tables available to them in this dedicated area.”

James Stern, director of business development and land-based operations at Evolution, added: “Napoleon has leveraged its knowledge and expertise in the offline market to quickly become a key leader in the Belgian online gaming market.

“This new live studio - and the scope to add further solutions from the Evolution portfolio - opens up many more convergence opportunities. For a company with such a strong brand and player base in both gaming and sports, this is an enormously exciting and forward-looking move. This latest studio consolidates Evolution’s position to deliver operator specific, market-leading solutions.”