The vast 16,000 square foot studio is located above the newly developed Anvil Centre alongside the Fraser River and the revitalised, award-winning Westminster Pier Park.
From here Live Casino games and services will be provided initially for BCLC (British Columbia Lottery Corporation) via the corporation’s PlayNow.com website.
The studio has launched with Live Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat games, but with the intention to expand services within this space and roll out Live Casino solutions for operators in other Canadian provinces. These provinces operate non-competitively in Canada’s regulated market, so will be able to share generic Live Casino tables, while also having the option to offer their own dedicated tables.
The new studio has created 50-plus new jobs for local people and is expected to create a total of around 170 new jobs over time as operations expand.
As well as being a first for Evolution in North America, the new Vancouver studio is the first Evolution studio to operate with its own dedicated, standalone data centre.
Evolution Group CEO, Martin Carlesund, commented: “After months of planning and hard work by Evolution and BCLC staff we are delighted that the new studio is now live and serving online players in British Columbia. We are also very excited by the future. BCLC has a strong multi-channel, multi-product offering, now made even stronger with the addition of world-class Evolution-powered Live Casino. We see this as the initial phase in a long-term partnership with BCLC and other Canadian operators.”