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Evolution Opens Live Studio for Connecticut Online Games

Connecticut’s budding online gaming scene has another option in the works.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced Monday that Evolution Gaming has opened live studio operations with a seven-day soft launch. The full launch is scheduled for July 18.

Evolution Studio in Fairfield will offer live dealer options.

“With the addition of Evolution, we continue to deliver a modern, technologically advanced gaming experience that provides an elevated user experience for eligible residents and is competitive with our neighboring states,” Lamont said in a press release. “Connecticut has proven to be a leader in the gaming economy for decades, and this expansion allows those who wish to participate to continue to do so, responsibly.”

According to the statement, the company’s new studio has already hired 140 workers and plans to increase its workforce to 400. State law dictates that a company must operate a physical facility in Connecticut to offer dealer games there. live.

Games available through FanDuel, DraftKings

Evolution’s live dealer games – limited to blackjack and roulette during the soft launch period, but with expansion plans at full launch – will have live dealer games available on FanDuel Casino apps and DraftKings in Connecticut.

This adds to a plethora of live games in the state, and the list keeps growing.

Last week, DraftKings Casino announced it was adding Bragg Gaming options in Connecticut. Players in the state can play Bragg’s Spin Games RGS (remote game server) slots, including Galaxy Gaming’s 21 + 3 Progressive Blackjack and Ripley’s Big Wheel.

And in March, DraftKings struck a deal with Inspired Entertainment to bring that company’s games to the Nutmeg state.

Latest Connecticut Gaming News

Connecticut is one of six states to offer real money online gaming, also known as iGaming. When the state launched in October 2021, it joined a list that now includes West Virginia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

These states have also all legalized online poker along with Nevada.

In May, the Connecticut casino handle increased by 1.8% in a month-to-month comparison, from $760.56 million in April to $774.15 million. But revenue fell 10.2% from $18.47 million to $16.58 million.