Evolution has signed an agreement to acquire social streaming provider Livespins.
The deal, worth €5m and set to complete in the first half of this year, will also see Evolution pay an earn-out based on Livespins’ 2026 performance.
Livespins enables operators to offer players the opportunity to bet behind their favourite streamers, brand ambassadors and influencers.
The company’s offering integrates into an operator’s lobby via an API, allowing multiple players to place a bet and team up to bet behind the streamer.
Evolution’s chief product officer Todd Haushalter said: “Playing along with a streamer is a whole new way to play online casino games. This was on our roadmap, so when the opportunity with Livespins arose, things moved quickly.
“Bringing together the fantastic tech, processes and know-how of the team at Livespins with Evolution’s huge game portfolio, we will provide Livespins immediately with unparalleled distribution power via our One Stop Shop integration.
“Twitch, YouTube and other platforms have proven the popularity of live streaming while playing online casino games. We think players would love to play along with them and now that will be possible now, right from the Evolution lobby.”