With a culture that promotes openness and integrity with employees and customers alike, Evolution Gaming focuses their mission on making operators successful, as well as providing an excellent user experience to the end-users playing any of their games. Their spirit of teamwork, entrepreneurship, and doing things right are pivotal to the way they do business. They have a culture that is deeply set in the core values that the company promotes across all of their offices in different regions, which helps to maintain, as well as strengthen, their position in the market.
Evolution Gaming trades on the Swedish stock-exchange Nasdaq Stockholm with a market cap of 25.593 billion SEK. While they closed 2018 at 509.50 SEK, by the 26th of March 2019 the share price had climbed to 711.00 SEK. Revenue in 2018 reached 245.4 million euros, showing a growth percentage of 38% and an EBITDA margin of 43.9% for an earning per share of 2.32 euros. The Revenue Model is based on service-level and the number of tables, with the cost structure largely dependent on the agreements, signed.
Evolution Gaming was founded in 2006, and while domiciled in Sweden, it is licenced in multiple jurisdictions including Malta, UK, Belgium, Romania, and Canada. Apart from other certifications granted to Evolution Gaming, they are also ISO 27001:2013 compliant, a framework for information risk management processes. With around 4,000 employees in Malta, Latvia, Georgia, Romania, Canada, Sweden, United Kingdom, Belgium, Estonia, Netherlands, Spain, and New Jersey (United States of America) Evolution Gaming is well-spread across the world, ensuring it can offer localised online casino services to and their end-users.
With approximately 150 operators, including some of the biggest clients in the industry, Evolution Gaming boasts a respectable client-base. This comes as no surprise considering they have won Live Casino Supplier of the Year no fewer than 8 times at the EGR B2B Awards. EG’s strategy has focused on platform independence. Thus operators have flexibility when it comes to implementing their offerings. Their platform leverages years of experience to offer an optimised experience for both operators and end-users through the use of dedicated environments that have certainly contributed to EG’s success.
Evolution Gaming has a sound quality control mechanism with a Risk Management Committee submitting reports to an Audit Committee and the Board. EG also has a Mission Control Room (MCR) in both Riga and Malta that monitors transactions in real-time to catch any fraud, money laundering activities, and possible collusion. Furthermore, with all of their staff trained in-house, they are also able to offer a consistent experience throughout their live casinos as dealers, shift managers and behind-the-scenes staff all undergo continuous training to ensure the best staff all around.
Evolution Gaming offers a number of casino games including Live and Lightning Live roulette, blackjack, baccarat, Casino Hold ‘Em, Three Card Poker, Poker, Dragon Tiger, Monopoly, Dream Catcher, Caribbean Stud Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em, and Football Studio. Games offered by Evolution Gaming are generally live-gaming with multiple options on how to join a game, including Direct Game Launch which allows players to join a live game directly. This option gives operators more opportunities to engage with their customers, including directly through promotions and emails.
All games possess a rich list of features including live interactions, real-time game stats, side-bets, and multi-game play with direct game lounge access. With both standard and VIP game variations available, Evolution Gaming service their customers with native-speaking, highly-trained dealers across all tables. Immersive Roulette offers a multi-camera setup running at 200 frames per second High-Definition video that even includes a slow-motion replay of the winning combination as the ball halts to a stop. Game views also include chat, history, statistics, and favourite bets which can store up to 15 different bets.
Evolution Gaming offers an API that is platform-independent, thus allowing gaming operators to implement games within a large number of different infrastructures. All of their games are available on desktop, tablets and mobile, including all generations and versions of iPad and iPhone, as well as a number of Android smartphones and tablets from manufacturers such as Samsung, HTC, and Sony among others. Through Native App, users also have the option to play via a browser on their mobile device, maintaining a wide reach across as many devices as possible,
All of Evolution Gaming’s mobile gaming solutions are fully-optimised from the get-go, with such features baked in from the design stage rather than as an after-thought or an add-on. This ensures that uptake remains on the high-side which allows its licensees to see a healthy, upwards trend in their Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), which most operators use to assess and drive their performance and profit up. With mobile playing such a big role, Evolution Gaming is able to service this sector pretty easily with their extensive casino offering.
Live dealers, talking native languages, allow customers to experience a realistic and interactive casino feeling, that is very different from traditional RNG based gaming. Most gamblers, especially high-rollers prefer live-dealer gaming which brings them as close as possible to the genuine top-class casino experience. All players can enjoy the best quality of video-streamed live dealer gaming, whether it’s on desktop, tablet, or smartphone. The interface is user-friendly, of high-quality and optimised for any operating system and screen size. Gamblers can interact with fellow players as well as with the dealer in real-time.
All players can choose to play First Person Gaming (FPG), which is the best combination of RNG and live casino gaming. Outstanding 3D-rendering and high-quality animation guarantee the best gaming experience. At any point, players can choose to transfer themselves to an Evolution Live Casino game just by pressing the ‘Go LIVE’ button, which is featured in each First Person game. FPG is the best solution for players that don’t like to play under pressure and prefer to play slower. It is also perfect for new gamblers to build confidence and experience.
Live promotions offer instant rewards for a limited time period. Promotions add value by attracting more players, increases their playing time and encourages them to come back. Promotions can include bonus cards, roulette promotions, blackjack promotions, themed live casino bonuses, live prize draws and much more. There are many ways to integrate promotions – ad hoc, one-off or weekly/ monthly promotions to celebrate sports or other events and competitions. Besides that, players can place side bets and bonus bets. Payouts reach up to 1000 to 1. Bet behind allows players to bet behind any player at each blackjack table.
Evolution Gaming is one of the biggest live gaming B2B providers in the market. Their operations are as extensive as their offerings; both of which are geared towards serving a diverse collection of customers. Their commitment to both employees and operators is commendable, as is their focus on the end-user and integration facilities across the board. Profits are healthy, as is the share price which speaks volumes about how Evolution Gaming does business, evident by the plethora of awards they are proud to have under their belt.