Can Evolution Gaming Become A World-Leading Slots Provider?

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In the world of online gambling, few software providers have the clout and prestige Evolution Gaming has. The company has a solid reputation for games that are as high quality as they are fair, legit, and safe to play. 

It hasn't happened overnight, but the studio has built up a stunning line-up of live dealer games at online casinos, providing players not only with classics such as poker, baccarat, and roulette but many innovative titles you don't find anywhere else. 

As part of Evolution's growth, it now has online slots in its sight. Will it become a world leader? You may be surprised to read the answer to that question.

History of Evolution Gaming

Evolution started in 2006 and quickly went about making a name for itself. The company's mission is 'to maintain and strengthen our position as the world's number one Live Casino provider as gaming markets continue to evolve globally.' 

It might not have happened right away, but at the end of 2010, Evolution was already picking up their first international industry awards. In 2013, Evolution opened its 100th live table at the Riga studios, making it Europe's largest single-site casino operator. 

The following year saw them open a hub in Malta, while in 2015, they listed on Nasdaq First North Premier in Stockholm. Since then, Evolution has been on a studio acquisition binge, scooping up Ezugi, NetEnt/Red Tiger, and Big Time Gaming.

Evolution's gaming line-up

While Evolution has grown, the studio has also consistently been creating some of the most popular casino live dealer games on the market. One of the keys to Evolution's success is their willingness to try new things and create games that no one else is doing. 

This includes things like their Lightning range of games, which add an RNG multiplier element to create bigger thrills and wins, and Evolution's Game Show category with several exclusive releases. Some of Evolution's most popular hits include:

Crazy Time – a revolutionary expansion on the classic money wheel format with a number of bonus games.

Monopoly Live – mixes in elements of the classic board game where big multipliers can be found.

Lightning Dice – when lightning strikes, extra multipliers come into play.

First Person Roulette – slick take on a classic casino game.

Deal or No Deal Live – the hugely popular TV show got the Evolution treatment.

In 2020, Evolution won Live Casino Supplier of the Year for the 11th year in a row at the EGR B2B Awards, cementing their reputation as one of the leading software providers in the world.

Evolution moves into online slots

2020 was a big year for Evolution for another reason too. During that year, Evolution acquired slots developement legends NetEnt and, by extension, Red Tiger. In a deal said to be worth $2 billion, NetEnt and Red Tiger's stunning range of online slots were ushered into Evolution's stable. 

Another deal sent shockwaves around the iGaming industry in 2021, when Evolution entered an agreement to buy innovative online slots studio Big Time Gaming for €450 million. Now classic games like Starburst, Reel Rush, Street Fighter II, Narcos, Jimi Hendrix, Gonzo's Quest Megaways, and a lot more are owned by Evolution. 

In a couple of bold moves, Evolution has become a major player in the online slots side of online gambling.

The future of Evolution Gaming

Of course, it is extremely difficult to make predictions with much degree of certainty, but if Evolution's track record is anything to go by, the future looks bright for the studio. If they can stick to their impressive innovative streak, there is no reason why they won't continue to be one of the more successful suppliers of live casino games. 

Add in the ownership of three of the world's top slot developers, and Evolution continues to transition into a powerhouse of iGaming entertainment.

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