On Monday, Evolution announced it had agreed to provide a live casino service for the Ritz Club that includes an on-premise Dual Play Roulette offering as well as a selection of live casino games hosted at Evolution’s studio in Riga, Latvia. The service will launch later this year.
The Dual Play Roulette table will be located in the Ritz Club’s principal gaming salon. In a bid to replicate the exclusive club’s ambience, the online lobby leading to the Ritz’s live dealer tables will feature plenty of Ritz-appropriate branding (presumably, a doorman staring dismissively down his nose at you). As usual, you’ll have to be a Ritz member to gamble at its online tables.
Evolution’s chief strategy officer Fredrik Osterberg said his outfit was honored to be associated with the Ritz, “a name synonymous with exclusivity, luxury and the very essence of fine gaming.” It’s the second London casino convergence deal for Evolution in as many months, following a pact with the Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square.
GOLDEN NUGGET BRINGS LIVE DEALER TO NEW JERSEY
Across the pond, the New Jersey online gambling site of Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget casino is set to become the first US-regulated site to offer online live dealer casino games.
NJ Gambling Sites reported that the Golden Nugget would hold an invite-only launch party for its new live dealer studio in the atrium of its AC property on Thursday. The Nugget’s live dealer menu will include blackjack, roulette and baccarat to start, with other games promised for a little further down the road.
The Nugget’s New Jersey site is casino-only yet managed to rank second in the state’s most recent online revenue chart, garnering $3.5m in the month of June. Regardless of how the Nugget’s live dealer offering performs out of the gate, the state’s other operators will undoubtedly roll out their own live dealer products rather than risk being left behind.