Stockholm-listed live dealer specialist Evolution Gaming has made its first move into New Jersey’s regulated iGaming market through a partnership with 888.

Extending its existing partnership with the operator, Evolution will launch a new live casino solution for 888casino's New Jersey players during the summer.

The online live tables offered by 888casino will include American (Double Zero) Roulette, automated Slingshot Roulette, Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker, among others.

“888 is committed to growing in regulated markets and has expanded in the US over the last five years,” 888 chief operating officer Itai Pazner said. “We see the addition of Evolution’s live casino to 888casino as an excellent growth opportunity and it will allow us to offer even more entertaining products to customers across their favourite 888 sites.

“We are confident that Evolution’s live casino will continue to drive additional growth for 888 in New Jersey.”

Evolution director of business development and land-based sales, James Stern, added: “888 and Evolution have a long-standing and successful relationship. Working together so closely has already resulted in 888 being first to market in a number of other jurisdictions.

“Both of our companies approach each new market in a very systematic way to mitigate risk and maximise the opportunity for success. New Jersey is no different. Certainly, from Evolution’s perspective, the time is now right and we are delighted to be working with 888’s New Jersey team.”

Shares in Evolution Gaming Group AB (STO:EVO) were trading marginally lower at SEK559.50 per share in Stockholm Thursday morning, while shares in 888 Holdings plc (LSE:888) were down 0.70 per cent at 284.80 pence per share in London.

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