Loto-Québec has become the first lottery corporation and the first online game site provider to introduce Evolution’s Dual Play solutions into the Canadian market by implementing them at Casino Montreal.
Evolution, which counts NetEnt, Red Tiger, Big Time Gaming, and Ezugi as part of its slate of brands, has launched four live gaming tables, two Dual Play Roulette, and two Dual Play Baccarat that will be hosted at Loto-Québec’s brick and mortar Casino Montreal.
The Evolution offerings look to “embody land-based and online casino convergence” by permitting both online and in-person players to play the tables simultaneously. The live casino offering will be streamed from the floor of the land-based property.
Loto-Québec and Evolution struck up a partnership four years ago as part of the lottery corporation’s move into the live casino realm. At that time, online players in Québec could choose from six dedicated Evolution tables, including five hosted by French-speaking game presenters, in addition to other offerings, all of which were hosted at its Vancouver-based studio.
The Loto-Québec online casino subsequently expanded to include Evolution’s full suite of live tables, streamed live from European studios.
Jeff Millar, Commercial Director, North America at Evolution, said in a press release: “Live casino is the natural bridge between land-based and online, and with Dual Play we have developed a product exclusive to land-based casinos that want to explore their online potential.”
Meanwhile, the company and the lottery corporation have also agreed that Loto-Québec will become the first Canadian lottery to offer games from Evolution-owned games studio Red Tiger on its Espacejeux.com platform. Loto-Québec will also gain access to the supplier’s jackpot mechanics under the agreement.
“We’re thrilled that Loto-Québec has chosen to partner with us and launch Red Tiger games,” added Millar. “We’re excited to build on this relationship and hope that this is just the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership, and that Loto-Québec will be able to benefit from our innovative new titles as we continue to grow.”
In addition to Quebec’s regulated gaming sector, Evolution has also gained access to other provinces.
It has a presence in Alberta via a deal with the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission signed a year ago that allowed the provider to launch a selection of the supplier’s online titles on its online platform PlayAlberta.
In October, it then launched live casino offerings with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation on OLG.ca, and it also works with British Columbia Lottery Corporation.