Live casino specialist Evolution Gaming has signed a new agreement with lotoquebec.com. Under the terms of the deal, Evolution will provide the provincial Crown corporation with live casino services from its Vancouver production studio. Lotoquebec.com will be the second online game site operating out of the facility which opened in 2018.
Since February, BCLC (British Columbia Lottery Corporation) has offered live casino to British Columbia and Manitoba, with Evolution the only regulated live casino provider in Canada. The studio is now being expanded to meet projected high demand from players in Quebec.
In its first move into live casino – named Casino en direct in French – lotoquebec.com will offer its players six dedicated tables, five of which will be hosted by French speaking game presenters, as well as four existing tables. The service is expected to go live this month. The games will all be available on desktop, tablet and smartphone, where the provincial Crown corporation already offers online casino games, poker, sports betting, lottery, bingo and XP Games.
Sovanna Phan, Online Product Manager at lotoquebec.com, explained: “We’re thrilled to be launching Casino en direct! It’s innovative, and a great addition to what we already offer our customers on lotoquebec.com. It fits hand in glove with our click-and-mortar strategy to engage with customers both online and face-to-face at our casinos.”
James Stern, Evolution’s Chief Business Officer – America & Land-based, added: “The service we will be providing to lotoquebec.com underlines the flexibility of our Vancouver studio and our vast experience in the provision of Live Casino solutions. Our track record in providing native speaking dealer solutions is a key factor, with lotoquebec.com’s French speaking presenter tables being a key USP when serving the province’s predominantly French speaking population.”
The lotoquebec.com signing follows not only the BCLC agreement in Canada, but also a stream of new business wins for Evolution’s recently opened New Jersey production studio.