Stockholm based Evolution Gaming has been granted a license by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Evolution’s specialty is ‘interactive gaming services’, more specifically live casinos and related games. In order to serve clients in Pennsylvania, Evolution will be opening a studio in the state.
Evolution has been on the cutting edge of offering live gaming in US jurisdictions. They began in New Jersey as the first state authorized to offer live casino games there and now enter their second state with the addition of Pennsylvania.
James Stern is the Chief Business Development Officer — America & Land-based at Evolution and he’s excited to extend the brand’s presence in the US market:
“Demand for our Live Casino services in the US has been phenomenal. We are delighted to be further expanding our US operations by opening a standalone studio in Pennsylvania to serve both online operators and land-based casinos in the state. We are looking forward to opening up our world-leading Live Casino portfolio to operators and players in the state of Pennsylvania.”
“We continue to stay at the forefront — maximising the opportunities in this exciting new market and growing together with our licensees.”
Yesterday, we railed at the state of Mississippi for not offering online betting in their impoverished, job desperate state. The online component of the gaming product mix is the one best suited to help grow the state’s economy and to bring in high paying, future focused jobs. In every jurisdiction that has been proactive about growing their online gaming marketplace there has been an increase in revenues to the state. More significantly, there has also been a number of gaming services companies open locations in states like Colorado, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
That’s why we’re not surprised to learn that Evolution is not only building a new studio in Pennsylvania but expanding their existing studio in Atlantic City to support growth in New Jersey. As we were researching this story there were 86 jobs listed in the ‘careers’ section of the Evolution Gaming website. It is yet another example of the potential economic benefits that online gaming can bring. It’s also a sobering realization about how states that don’t embrace the online gaming component are not only failing to maximize their revenue but failing their citizens in more significant areas.