January 2016

Evolution and Scientific Games sign exclusive deal for Ultimate Texas Hold'em

[PR] Evolution Gaming, leading provider of Live Casino solutions, has signed an agreement with Scientific Games to exclusively provide a Live Casino version of Ultimate Texas Hold’em.

Ultimate Texas Hold’em is the world’s most popular house-banked Texas Hold’em game, and generates in excess of EUR 1.5 billion per year in GGR in land-based casinos globally. Under the terms of the 3.5-year agreement, Evolution will be the sole Live Casino provider to offer the game as part of its product range with the possibility to extend with additional game content from Scientific Games’ proprietary portfolio.

Ultimate Texas Hold’em is fully scalable, making it possible to deal an unlimited number of players from a single table. Evolution expects the game to be an attractive tool for operators to convert poker players into casino players. A first launch to licensees is expected this summer.

Tom Wood, Vice President and Chief Product Officer, B2B, Interactive at Scientific Games said: “There was a time when a dozen different Hold'em games were being offered by casinos, but only this one emerged from the pack as the dominant game at land-based casinos around the world. With its scalability and pace, we are confident that it will be an excellent game in the Live Casino environment, and we are excited to see Evolution with its industry-leading platform being the provider to make it happen.”

Todd Haushalter, CPO of Evolution Gaming, said: "We are excited about furthering our partnership with Scientific Games. Being able to exclusively offer our partners the most popular Hold’em game in the world helps us further cement our leadership position in the live casino space. Building up our specialty game offering which also includes Caribbean Stud and Three Card Poker is part of our strategy to make the transition from land-based to online seamless for players."