Online casino provider Evolution Gaming in the United States is expanding its operations due to the fact that the Department of gambling management in new Jersey has granted the company permission to expand the Studio in Atlantic City.
Evolution, details of which can be found at the Casinoz website, opened a Live Casino at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City in August 2018. The Studio was the second for the company in North America and the first in the United States. Evolution also operates a Live Casino Studio in Canada, which it launched in British Columbia in early 2018.
In a petition filed on November 7, the main provider of solutions to the live casino industry asked the New Jersey gambling regulator to allow it to significantly expand operations in Atlantic City.
The Gaming Enforcement division approved the Studio's planned expansion last week.
In this way, Evolution will be able to more than double the studio and add more tables to the existing offering. The company will expand the facility by 3,163 square feet to 5,386 square feet. The currently approved expansion will also include the addition of 26 gaming tables, including:
- single table Money Wheel,
- one table Side Bet City,
- 24 blackjack tables.
Approval subject to conditions
The New Jersey gambling regulator told Evolution it must make sure it met certain conditions before it is allowed to use the expanded Live Casino space. The company must meet the state regulator's requirements for video recording of all gaming tables, regardless of whether they are active or inactive.
In addition, all CCTV cameras in the extended Live Casino Studio must be accessible from the Division of Gaming Enforcement monitoring system.
The Hard Rock security Department will remain responsible for the security of the Live Casino Studio as the facility is owned by Hard Rock in Atlantic City.
Once the expansion process is complete, the Game Support Department will conduct inspections in the studio to ensure that all changes made are in compliance with the rules and regulations. The regulatory review will include, but will not be limited to, "assessing the adequacy of video surveillance and security systems." Evolution will be able to use the expanded space only after the state's gambling regulator completes inspections.
In 2013, Evolution became the first Live Casino solution provider to receive approval from the Division of Gaming Enforcement in New Jersey.
Opening the first live casino Studio in the US last year, CEO Martin Carlesund said:
Our entry into the US market was an elaborate long-term project. It was time to go to New Jersey.
In addition to New Jersey, Evolution also plans to expand to neighboring Pennsylvania, where it received a conditional license to produce interactive games in September. The company also announced plans to build a Live Casino Studio in keystone. The facility is expected to open next year.