For the 9th year straight, Evolution Gaming named EGR’s Best Live Casino Supplier of the Year.
It’s a fiercely competitive world we live in. In most industries, leading brands come and go like dew on a flower pedal. But not all of them… The online gambling industry is one that sees major brands rising to new heights, and very few ‘little guys’ worming their way into a lucrative, top-tier position.
Being a big-wig in this business comes with great responsibility. For Evolution Gaming, that responsibility is to carry a brilliant and admirable crown, lighting the path—leading the way—for all its rivals to follow. It’s a tough job, but one the company pulls off incredibly well!
That fact was reaffirmed last night when Evolution once again collected the award for Live Casino Supplier of the Year at the 2018 EGR B2B Awards ceremony at the Hurlingham Club in London, England. This marks the 9th year in a row Evolution has received the honor, and—not-so-coincidentally—the 9th year EGR has held its annual B2B Awards.
“These last 12 months have seen Evolution once again push the boundaries, working tirelessly to extend our position as the number one Live Casino supplier in an increasingly competitive market,” commented a proud Evolution Group CEO, Martin Carlesund, who also accepted the award for Multi-Channel Supplier of the Year, honoring the firm’s “bespoke Dual Play convergence solution”.
Best Live Casino Supplier, Hands Down
After so many years of supremacy in the live dealer casino business, the question comes up every summer as the EGR B2B Awards approach. Will any other company be able to unseat the undefeated winner in this category? And every year the answer is the same. No.
Evolution Gaming’s live dealer platform has soared high above all competitors from the moment it was launched wihtin their first Riga, Latvia studio in 2006. It has set the bar as the fastest, most technologically advanced, and player-preferred live casino system of all time. And in all these years, none have been able to match it, much less exceed its quality.
Playtech is the brand’s closest rival, and has worked diligently to supply a stellar live online casino. The company added more and more games, going so far as to open the largest live studio in the world in 2017. Yet Evolution always manages to stay one step ahead. In fact, they’ve even upgraded the one area in which Evolution staggered—game variety.
Kudos For Extending the Live Casino Game Variety
The Evolution live casino platform now supports an impeccable range of live table games. The once-small portfolio has since expanded to include:
– Live Roulette
– Live Lightning Roulette
– Live Blackjack
– Live Baccarat
– Live Dragon Tiger
– Live Casino Holdem
– Live Three Card Poker
– Live Caribbean Stud Poker
– Live Texas Holdem Bonus Poker
– Live Ultimate Texas Holdem
– Live Dream Catcher
That last one, Dream Catcher, is universally recognized as the most innovative live casino game of all time. Few believed a live money-wheel game that runs 24/7, mimicking a real-time TV game show, would succeed in attracting a worthwhile number of players.
Quite the contrary, it’s become one of the most popular live casino games to date. So popular, in fact, Playtech wasted no time in duplicating the game with its own version, known as Spin A Win.
Playtech didn’t walk away empty handed, though. A world-leader in the digital gaming software industry, the Swedish development firm was honored with the title 2018 Platform of the Year. Likewise, Microgaming took home the award for Best Poker Network, while NetEnt claimed the honor of Best Innovation in Mobile.
All these major companies are well deserving of their awards. Whether any of them have a chance to unseat Evolution Gaming as the all-time (every-time) Best Live Casino Supplier… we’ll just have to wait until next year to find out.