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Lightning Roulette wins Product Innovation of the Year Award

Following its ‘double victory’ last June at the EGR B2B Awards, Evolution Gaming has won another award, this time in the Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas 2018, as its innovative live casino game, Lightning Roulette, has been named Product Innovation of the Year!

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Evolution Gaming’s Lightning Roulette is a revolutionized variant of live Roulette where players can win additional payouts apart from the usual roulette bets. This is achieved by blending the classic Roulette rules and mechanics with an advanced random number generator that generates ‘Lucky Numbers’ and ‘Lucky payouts’. It's played in a studio that looks absolutely stunning and the hosts provide additional entertainment to evoke a ‘wow factor’ that’s extremely similar to what we’re used to seeing on a TV game show! For more information on odds and how to play it, you can consult our review of Lightning Roulette review here.

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This was the fifth edition of the Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas, which are powered by Gambling Insider in association with G2E Vegas to recognize achievements across both land-based and digital gaming sectors during the past 12 months. Evolution Gaming managed to beat nine other shortlisted companies to win the Product Innovation of the Year award.

As Todd Haushalter, the Chief Product Officer declared, “last year we won Digital Product of the Year with our Dream Catcher money wheel. This year, to win Product Innovation of the Year, is even more special. In this wider category we were up against all products — for online and for land-based — so for Lightning Roulette to win this award is immensely satisfying.”

Dual victory at the EGR 2018

Lightning Roulette has been a great contributing factor to Evolution’s success in the EGR awards 2018 as well. In fact, this developer enjoyed a double victory this year, by winning both the EGR Multi-Channel Provider of the Year and the Live Casino Supplier of the Year award. It came ahead of eight other shortlisted suppliers for the latter and ahead of 11 in the former, and has retained the Live Casino Supplier of the Year award for the ninth consecutive years, since the commencement of the EGR B2B Awards back in 2010!

According to the company’s Director James Stern and Chief Commercial Officer Sebastian Johannisson, Evolution Gaming’s bespoke Dual Play convergence solution for land-based casinos was what helped them win the multi-channel award. This technology allows land-based and online players to play at the same table, while the latter are fully immersed in the land-based atmosphere thanks to a bespoke rig and multi-camera angle solution. The company started with Evolution Dual Play Roulette, and this year it has also launched its Dual Play Baccarat table. Both games are doing really well at some of the world’s most prestigious casinos, including London’s Hippodrome, The Ritz Club and the Genting International Casino.

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Evolution Gaming Achievements 2018

It seems like innovation comes second nature to Evolution Gaming, and the developer’s rate of progress is showing no signs of decline. As Director James Stern explained in his reflections on the company’s success, “Year after year we are shaping and creating the future of online live casino gaming with innovative content, new game types to appeal to different player types (Lighting Roulette and our Dream Catcher money wheel being just two examples), add-on progressive jackpots for our live poker variants to appeal to slot players, exclusive game titles, and more” (EGR B2B Winners Report 2018).

The company has also extended its geographical reach this year by opening more studios in Europe and North America. Evolution Dual Play is also being adopted in the New Jersey online gambling market, and the developer has just signed a deal with the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. The future does indeed bode well for Evolution Gaming!

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