23 Mar

Evolution launches RNG Table Games as Live Casino Add-On

Evolution abandons ‘exclusive live casino’ model, adding RNG table games with instant ‘Go LIVE’ option.

Evolution Gaming mixing Live Casino with RNG Table GamesEvolution Gaming is the Live Casino supplier of Royal Vegas, which, as you probably know, is my #1 iGaming operator of choice. I was happier than anyone when Royal Vegas chose to dump Microgaming‘s live dealer tables, installing the far-superior, award-winning technology of Evolution in its place.

Don’t get me wrong – I love Microgaming’s colossal portfolio of digital gaming titles. But honestly, their live casino offering leaves a lot to be desired!

One of the reasons Evolution has earned so many awards – like EGR Live Casino Supplier of the Year, 8 years running – is because of its exclusive approach to live gaming. Since its inception in 2006, the company has focused solely on the live dealer aspect. That is, until now…

Evolution Introduces RNG Table Games

At the industry’s premier ICE Totally Gaming expo in London last month, Evolution Gaming did something I never thought they would do. They abandoned their exclusive live casino model, choosing to incorporate electronic, RNG-based (random number generator) table games into their line-up.

They call it ‘First Person Gaming‘, or FPG for short. That fancy name is perfectly fine, but these games hardly differ from the RNG tables found everywhere else; at least, in terms of game play. They are single player games where all card shuffling is handled by sophisticated computer software; not a live dealer.

What sets Evolution’s FPG tables apart from all the others, however, is the integration of a ‘Go LIVE‘ button. At any time, players can press Go LIVE, and they’ll be instantly whisked away to a live casino table that feature’s the exact same game, rules and paytable as the one they were previously playing in FPG mode.

RNG and Live Casino Tables for All Devices

Keeping true to form, Evolution has developed its latest FPG software to work seamlessly on all major operating systems and devices. Players can access the new tables (and all of the old ones) on any desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.

Evolution is providing its mobile casino partner, LeoVegas, with exclusive ‘Day 1‘ access to its FPG / RNG table games. For the moment, that’s the only place you’ll find them. The company will soon launch them across all Evolution Gaming licencees, including Royal Vegas Casino, with more games to be added throughout the year.

Why convert to Live Dealer / RNG Mix?

I must admit, I’m a little concerned by Evolution’s choice to expand its portfolio beyond live studio gaming. After all, it’s been their focus for more than a decade, and is the primary reason why their live tables are so strongly preferred over every other brand.

The streaming quality of their video and audio services are, without a doubt, unmatched, and their dealers are the most professional and friendly in the business. I can only hope that branching out won’t effect their quality in years to come.

Evolution Gaming’s Chief Product Officer, Todd Haushalter, shed some light on the company’s choice to incorporate RNG tables into its line-up.

“Going into RNG table games felt very natural for us,” he says. “We serve millions of table game players online and we have learned so much about what they like. This was an opportunity to leverage the latest tech and couple it with all we know of table game players to give them a new way to enjoy our table games.”

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