Evolution Gaming is helping bring another Pennsylvania online casino an array of live dealer games. Caesars Casino PA is entering the live dealer industry after announcing a partnership with Evolution.
The Caesars brand is swinging for the fences in the Pennsylvania market, and brings another enticing gaming option for PA online casino players.
Details of live dealer partnership between Caesars Casino and Evolution Gaming
In addition to Caesars Casino, Evolution Gaming is bringing live dealer titles to Tropicana Casino PA, which operates under the Harrah’s Philadelphia license.
The following PA live dealer games will be available on both online casinos:
- American and European Roulette
- Classic and Infinite Blackjack
- Ultimate Texas Hold’em
- Three Card Poker
Evolution’s First Person games, which are premium 3D animated Random Number Generator (RNG) versions of its live games, are expected to launch later this year.
Matthew Sunderland, Senior Vice President of iGaming at Caesars Digital, said in a statement:
“Our partnership with Evolution brings additional cutting-edge games to our platforms that we’re confident our Pennsylvania customers will enjoy. Their extensive array of live dealer and First Person offerings are at the forefront of the industry, giving our customers the opportunity to experience a live casino from the comfort of their home.”
Evolution already had a relationship with Caesars Casino by providing popular slot games through manufacturers like NetEnt and Red Tiger.
Jeff Millar, Chief Commercial Officer at Evolution, said:
“We are delighted to be helping Caesars Digital expand their reach in Pennsylvania and to be part of this exciting journey. We’ve been working closely with Caesars for some time and we’re proud to be their live casino provider and to ensure they have the best games at their disposal for their players. We look forward to continuing this relationship and to seeing what new exciting developments come out of this latest expansion.”
What does the Evolution and Caesars partnership mean for the Pennsylvania market?
The partnership between Evolution and Caesars means that the appetite for online casinos in Pennsylvania is still expanding.
Pennsylvania online casinos topped $167.2 million in April revenue, the second-largest total in the state’s history. It’s the fifth straight month Pennsylvania has produced more than $160 million in online casino revenue.
The state’s bread and butter is online slots, however, table games play a massive role in online casino revenue and growth. Table games contributed $38.9 million to April’s overall revenue, which put Pennsylvania over the $1 billion mark for lifetime table game earnings.
During fiscal year 2021/2022, live dealer games accounted for approximately 50% of online table games revenue generated in Pennsylvania, according to the PGCB’s Annual Report.
The fact that Pennsylvania casinos are adding more live dealer options for players suggests that the popularity is only increasing. Details and figures around live dealer games for the FY 2022/2023 will come out later this year.
Jacob Claesson, CEO of Evolution Gaming North America, told PlayPennsylvania last month live dealer games aren’t slowing down:
“We are continuously developing and innovating new live dealer games globally, and we will be bringing more of these exciting games to the US market. We’re expecting to introduce more games over the coming years and create individualized experiences for a continually growing player base.”
Online casino players now have two more great options to play live dealer games in Pennsylvania.
Caesars Casino swings for the fences in PA
The Caesars brand is going for it in Pennsylvania, mainly in the online casino industry, but also with sports betting, too. PA bettors are expecting to hear a lot about Caesars over the coming months.
The operator is going to improve online casino revenue just with the launch of Tropicana Casino under the Harrah’s Philadelphia license. Pennsylvania retail casinos can operate multiple online casinos within the state, and Caesars is taking advantage.
Caesars already has a strong table games presence in the Keystone State. It’s one of three licensees in PA to generate more than 30% of its online casino revenue through table games. However, executives have said the company wants to build out its slot business more.
It already struck a deal with Inspired Entertainment last month to bring popular slot titles to Caesars’ library. Caesars also plans to launch a standalone online casino app for Pennsylvania users.
Eric Hession, President of Caesars Sports & Online Gaming, said on the Q1 2023 earnings call:
“We think that by giving that customer an option to go directly into the app, we’ll be able to provide them with something that’s more in line with what they’re expecting from their experience. I think it’s going to attract a higher percentage of the slot customer, which is our core customer from the land-based perspective.”
On the sports betting side, Caesars Sportsbook has made several improvements to its app. The PA sportsbook is climbing the handle ranks within the state.