Live dealer specialist Evolution Gaming is to launch Dual Play Roulette, a new table game that allows online and land-based customers to play simultaneously at Malta’s Dragonara Casino.

Evolution Dual Play Roulette sees players at a physical roulette table gamble alongside online players, with the solution designed to help land-based venues strengthen brand loyalty and customers and offer a physical casino experience to a wider audience.

“Live casino is the natural bridge between land-based and online, and with Dual Play, we have developed a product exclusive to land-based casinos that want to explore their online potential,” Evolution chief executive Jens von Bahr said. “The math is simple; with Dual Play, you get increased revenues for the same cost and can build even stronger loyalty to your most important customers.

“Land-based casinos are a central part of Evolution’s long-term growth strategy, and Dual Play is an important step to strengthen our offering to the segment.”

The table game uses a similar camera and sound installation to that found at Evolution’s main live dealer studios. The land-based players gamble as usual, while the live video stream can be accessed by an unlimited number of other players online and via the casino’s wireless internet system using computers, laptops, tablets or smartphones.

Evolution director of business development and land-based sales James Stern said that land-based live casino had been a key focus for the supplier over the past 18 months.

“Drawing on experience gained from our on-premise live studios in Spain, Italy and Belgium, the Dual Play Roulette solution at Dragonara is the essence of land-based and online convergence,” he explained. “It draws online players right into the excitement of the real casino; it allows on-premise customers to stay connected to the live game action – even when they are in a casino’s restaurant or bar; and it opens up highly scalable multiplayer revenue potential.”

Dragonara Gaming’s business development director Franco Degabriele said he was delighted that the casino had become the first to offer the Dual Play Roulette product.

“Dragonara is synonymous to tradition with its rich history, but also very forward looking and innovative. Through this service we can now offer our players an innovative and different service that is unique in many ways.

“Dual Play is a great way for customers to join in the live game action whenever they like, and to play online with dealers they are familiar with from our casino. As well as loyal local clientele we have a huge number of players who visit us while on holiday,” Degabriele continued. “Now they can continue to take their place at the Roulette table in their favourite casino, even after departing Malta and when they are thousands of miles away.”