January 2018
17.01.2018

Evolution launches world-first Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker with €50,000 Progressive Jackpot

[PR] Evolution Gaming, leading provider of Live Casino solutions, has today launched the world’s first and only online Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker, complete with a unique ‘First Five’ Progressive Jackpot starting at €50,000.

Created in partnership with Games Marketing, Evolution’s Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker adds another exciting poker variant to the company’s extensive live table games portfolio.

The new game, available on desktop, tablet and smartphone, offers a double bonus for players in the form of two optional side bets; Bonus Bet and First Five Progressive Jackpot. Both side bets offer separate extra chances to win alongside the main Texas Hold’em game, no matter what hand the dealer achieves.

The optional Bonus Bet pays up to 1,000:1, while the First Five Progressive Jackpot side bet offers a progressively increasing top-level Jackpot prize for a Royal Flush. This same Jackpot side bet also gives players the chance to win lower fixed Jackpot prizes for a range of other poker hands.

Todd Haushalter, Chief Product Officer at Evolution, commented: “The game is already well-established in the RNG and land-based casino worlds, so being the first and only live provider to offer Texas Hold’em Bonus is exciting for us. To add to the excitement, Evolution is funding a progressive jackpot that will start at €50,000. This is the first time we have ever launched a new game with a progressive jackpot on day one, so players will find a lot to like about the live version of Texas Hold’em Bonus.”

Haushalter added: “We have invested intensively in poker games by securing the Live Casino rights to not just this game, but also Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Caribbean Stud, and Casino Hold’em. Different players like different games and we want to be sure that we can offer everything they could ever want to play and everything they might see in a land-based casino. In this way we are making the transition between land-based and online play — and vice versa — almost seamless.”

Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker streams live from Evolution’s Riga studios. The game’s First Five Progressive Jackpot is available to Evolution licensees through an optional programme for this table. Those that sign up will have the optional Progressive Jackpot side bet enabled for their players.