Live dealer specialist Evolution Gaming is to build a studio in the Metro Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada - its first outside of Europe.

Canadian live dealer studio for Evolution Source: Thom Quine via Wikipedia

The studio, Evolution’s eighth, is expected to open before the end of the year and follows an agreement to provide live casino games and services for the British Columbia Lottery Corporation.

The initial five-year agreement will see Evolution’s live casino offering streamed via BCLC’s website. Creating more than 170 jobs, the 16,000sq.ft studio will be built with the intention of supporting other Canadian lottery corporations, with each jurisdiction able to offer shared and dedicated tables..

At launch, BCLC will offer 10 live tables for blackjack, baccarat and roulette, available to players on desktop, tablet and smartphone.

Evolution Group CEO Martin Carlesund said: “Entering the Canadian market with BCLC signifies a huge breakthrough, outside of our European operations.

“Through this new partnership we are confident we will deliver the very best live casino experience for BCLC players, and an exceptional live casino studio facility for BCLC and other Canadian lottery jurisdictions in the future.”