New Jersey’s online casino industry has surged on the strength of live dealer gaming, and the PlaySugarHouse.com platform is the latest to get in on the action.
Last week PlaySugarHouse.com announced the imminent launch of a comprehensive live dealer casino, with industry leader Evolution Gaming providing the studio and streaming technology.
Live dealer online gaming connects players to human dealers operating genuine casino equipment, such as blackjack tables and cards, or roulette tables and wheels. Players place wagers via their computer or mobile device as per usual, then watch via live streamed footage as the dealer settles the game.
In a jointly issued press release Richard Schwartz – president of PlaySugarHouse.com parent company Rush Street Interactive – outlined the appeal offered by live dealer games:
“A live dealer game is the closest you can get online to playing in a land-based casino.
Many players prefer live dealer options because they watch it happen live, which gives them a higher level of trust in the outcome.
We’re excited to now offer those players this opportunity to virtually sit and play on Evolution’s world-renowned live tables.”
A European leader in live dealer gaming for several years, Evolution Gaming maintains dedicated studios in Latvia, Malta, and Canada.
To comply with New Jersey regulations, the company built its first studio located in America. The Atlantic City studio is home to 10 live dealer tables, with the following games streamed directly to PlaySugarHouse.com:
Ken Adams – head of New Jersey operations for Rush Street Interactive – offered the following praise for Evolution Gaming’s product line:
“Evolution pioneered the product category and is globally considered to have the leading live dealer products.
This reinforces PlaySugarHouse.com’s commitment to offering New Jersey’s online players the best mix of innovative and entertaining games available.”
Martin Carlesund – chief executive officer of Evolution Gaming – issued a separate press release addressing the company’s first studio on U.S. soil:
“Now we have a fantastic Live Casino studio in New Jersey – with a wide choice of live games from day one, and ample room for expansion and the rapid ramping up of services to meet our new US licensees’ needs.”
PlaySugarHouse.com becomes the third iGaming platform in New Jersey to integrate Evolution Gaming’s live dealer offerings, following the latter’s regulatory approval last week. The Hard Rock online casino launched live dealer on August 16, while 888 Casino NJ rolled out its own Evolution Gaming extension the next day.
Evolution Gaming’s director of business development and land-based sales James Stern discussed how the company – which has been named Global Live Casino Supplier of the Year by eGaming Review for nine consecutive years – distinguishes itself from competitors:
“On top of an exceptional range of world-class live games and exclusive content, we have extensive experience as we already run 400-plus live tables from multiple state-of-the-art Live Casino studios.
At the player interface level, our Blackjack is the fastest, slickest online Live Blackjack available anywhere, so players get more game rounds and more excitement from every gaming session.”
While staple table games like blackjack and roulette form the bulk of a live dealer studio’s offerings, operators are beginning to branch out to more obscure variants.
In December of last year the GoldenNuggetCasino.com platform rolled out the first live dealer Casino Hold’em games offered in the U.S.
And with the launch of PlaySugarHouse.com’s live dealer studio, Evolution Gaming will bring two more card games – Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker – to American live dealer enthusiasts for the first time.