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BetMGM launches private label studio to bring more live casino games to Ontario

Branching out

As Ontario’s online gaming market heats up, BetMGM launched its own live dealer casino games studio this week to bring more products to the province, starting with six live dealer blackjack tables. direct. The games are operated by Evolution, based in Malta, but from BetMGM’s own European studio, using the BetMGM brand.

BetMGM had used Evolution’s live dealer games before since the game launched online in Ontario on April 4, but these are the first BetMGM-branded games from its own private studio, although it has always been built in cooperation with Evolution.

Players will still be able to play BetMGM games already offered through Evolution, such as first-person casino games, live casino games and game shows, and NetEnt and Red Tiger online slots.

“BetMGM is proud to continue the launch celebrations in Ontario with the rollout of our dedicated live dealer studio and the expansion of our portfolio of slots and table games at BetMGM Casino,” said Vice-President. BetMGM’s gaming chairman, Matthew Sunderland. “Through our live offering, the goal is to strengthen Ontarians’ touchpoints with our iconic black and gold BetMGM brand. By more than doubling the number of our games through exclusive in-house games and partner relationships, we are thrilled to offer our new players in Canada a larger share of what has become the best wallet in the game. industry in the United States.

This setup is different from what BetMGM and other operators have to do in the United States. To broadcast live dealer games in the United States, operators must have studios in each state in which they wish to offer said games. Evolution and Playtech have studios in Michigan and New Jersey and can therefore offer these games there. Evolution also has studios in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, but games for the latter have yet to begin.

In Ontario, live dealer games can be streamed from outside the province, as is the case with BetMGM.

More realistic gaming experience

Live dealer games have really taken off in recent years and streaming technology has improved. They are aimed at players who, while playing on the Internet, want to have a casino experience that is as close to reality as possible. From a studio designed expressly for the purpose of broadcasting such games, a real flesh-and-blood human hands out games like blackjack in front of a camera. Tables and cards are equipped with RFID technology (or similar) which allows the cards to be read by a computer.

At the other end, players click buttons to place bets and make decisions just like they would at any other online casino site, but they also watch as the real dealer deals the cards and announces the results. . Tabletop technology blends with site technology to bring online and live casino games together.

The other benefit of live dealer games is that they negate some of the “online gambling is rigged” talk, as players can actually see the cards being dealt. Some people who might otherwise be skeptical of online gambling are ready to give it a try when they can see what is happening in front of their eyes.