Intralot partners Evolution for global live dealer rollout
Live casino specialist Evolution Gaming announced today (21 July) that it has signed an agreement with gaming operator and supplier Intralot, to provide live casino services to its customers across Intralot’s entire partner network, covering 44 regulated jurisdictions globally.
The deal will see Intralot integrate Evolution’s full product suite, as part of a wider strategy to accelerate the digital transformation of its network.
It hopes the new products will help provide a unified player experience across the jurisdictions in which it operates, while offering safe and secure environment for its customers.
Live casino products will be integrated into Intralot’s existing operations, and will feature Evolution’s full suite of live games, including its range of branded titles, such as Crazy Time, Mega Ball and Lightning Roulette.
“We are delighted and honoured to partner with Intralot, a leading player in the gaming world," Evolution chief commercial officer Sebastian Johannisson commented.
Evolution has seen rapid growth throughout 2020, following an increase in the popularity of live casino products during the novel Coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic.
In the first half of 2020, the supplier posted an operating profit of €131.3m, up 96.5% from H1 2019.
Intralot, meanwhile, has faced significant challenges in the same period, suffering a large decline in operating profit and revenue during the first quarter of the year.
Aside from Covid-19, the decline was caused by a number of factors, mostly due to discontinued contracts with local operator Eurobet and a change in reporting methods for Eurofootball in Bulgaria. Bulgarian turnover alone, across all verticals, declined by €71.4m in Q1 2020.
Intralot is now following a new strategy to see its business return to growth, built on five key pillars: digital technology, an advanced service delivery model, partnerships for B2C licences, growth in key jurisdictions, and optimisation of the business' capital structure.
Nikos Nikolakopoulos, executive vice president and group chief commerical officer for Intralot, said: “We have always been committed to building a robust set of strategic partners to deliver an outstanding experience to our customers.
"Evolution Gaming is a trusted member of our third-party ecosystem and we are looking forward to rolling out this partnership on many online markets worldwide.”