Once again Evolution Gaming has claimed the title of Live Casino Supplier of the Year at the EGR B2B Awards 2020! This marks the 11th win for the company consecutively, securing their rank as the best live casino provider in the business.
Not only did Evolution's games portfolio claim this prestigious title once again, but they also beat 12 other suppliers who were shortlisted for the award.
The ceremony was presented virtually this year, due to the novel Coronavirus, but that didn't detract from the excitement of the award - especially for the Evolution team.
Evolution Gaming are big winners
Martin Carlesund, Evolution Group CEO, commented on the big win after the award ceremony, saying:
"The past 12 months have seen Evolution once again push the boundaries of what is possible in Live Casino. In terms of the way Evolution has continued to develop and introduce ground-breaking new products, it has been a most encouraging year — and all despite a very challenging global situation brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic."
The EGR B2B Award was definitely earned as Carlesund expanded on what the company achieved despite the challenges of social distancing and employees working from home.
"We introduced a record number of 12 new games in that period. Our exclusive and unique game show games portfolio continued to grow with new titles such as Mega Ball and Crazy Time becoming immediate player favourites and major commercial successes," said Carlesund.
"We also continued to reinvent and reinvigorate classic casino games for the next generation of players, with Lightning Baccarat, Speed Blackjack and Power Blackjack all joining an already hugely varied and entertaining portfolio of both Live and First Person games."
It goes without saying that Evolution is excited about this prestigious reward. "Once again, our people have worked tirelessly to extend our position as the number one Live Casino supplier and to deliver an exceptional Live Casino experience for players. Our licensees, meanwhile, have been extremely loyal and always receptive to innovative new ideas that enrich our whole sector. My sincere thanks to everyone," said Carlesund.
An excellent year for Evolution Gaming
If you've never delved into the world of live dealer casino games, you may be wondering who Evolution is and why they continue to win this EGR B2B award each year?
Without a doubt, one of the largest and most popular live casino providers in the industry, the rest of the world may be dealing with a global pandemic, but Evolution has been experiencing a bumper year.
Not only are they celebrating receiving another award, but they've also had a massive surge in revenue during the lockdown.
Reporting on their operating revenues between January and June 2020, Evolution stated that they experienced a 48% boost compared to 2019. This surge equated to €243.5 million with the EBITDA growing by €145.3 million in the same period.
During the second quarter of 2020, the company recorded a jump in profits of 104% or €70.4 million.
Couple this with the SEK 19.6 billion takeover bid of NetEnt, announced in June, and it seems that Evolution Gaming is on a trajectory to a stellar year!