February 2014

Evolution to create unique Danish Live Casino for Danske Licens Spil

Evolution Gaming, the world leader in video-streamed Live Dealer gaming, has announced that it has signed an agreement with Danske Licens Spil to launch a unique new online Live Casino for Denmark’s liberalised gaming market.

State-owned Danske Licens Spil’s new service will include dedicated Live Casino tables hosted at Evolution’s new Malta studios. These tables will be created in an area devoted exclusively to the Danish national lottery and gambling operator. The dedicated area will feature Danske Licens Spil design, décor and branding throughout, as well as dedicated teams of dealers. Uniquely for the Danish market, dealers at one or more tables will be native speaking Danes.

To meet expected high demand from online players, Danske Licens Spil will also give its customers access to a comprehensive range of core live tables hosted at Evolution’s studios in Latvia: Live Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat and Casino Hold’em, as well as Evolution’s multi-camera Immersive Roulette and Mini Live Roulette.

Until the 2012 market liberalisation, Danske Spil was, in law, the only organisation able to operate gambling in Denmark. But whilst liberalisation has allowed others to enter the market, Danske Spil has retained its monopoly in games of luck, excluding casino games.

Evolution, meanwhile, was one of the first Live Casino providers to be approved by SKAT, the Danish regulator, and to begin operations on behalf of licensees in the re-regulated Danish market.

Søren Schneider, Head of Casino, Poker & Games at Danske Licens Spil, commented: “Adding Evolution’s world-leading Live Casino will enhance our position as market leader in Denmark. Our dedicated tables in particular will enable us to strengthen our brand online and we are looking forward to provide a 100% unique Danish offering to our customers. With a Live Casino product we will be able to offer a full unique casino experience which will give us an extra advantage in a very competitive market.”

Fredrik Osterberg, Chief Commercial Officer at Evolution, added: “We are very proud to announce this agreement with Danske Licens Spil. Danske Licens Spil’s new service will also include the first ever native speaking dealer Live Casino for Denmark, so it’s sure to be keenly anticipated by Danish speaking players. We are looking very much to working with the leader in this dynamic market.”