Evolution Gaming has announced that it has launched an online casino hold’em poker table with Italian gaming powerhouse Gruppo Lottomatica SpA on its Italian site.
The online casino software developer, which has its main offices in London, Rome, Latvia and Malta, announced the deal and the launch earlier this week. The online poker table is an expansion of Evolution Gaming’s collaboration with Lottomatica; the company already offers other games, such as baccarat, roulette and blackjack on Lottomatica.it.
Evolution Gaming’s Italy CEO Gionatta Le Torre said the deal to offer an online casino hold’em poker table on the Italian gaming giant’s site was a huge step for both companies. “We are very proud to have achieved yet another first in Italy for Evolution Gaming and for Lottomatica,” Mr Le Torre said. ““This underlines our shared commitment to delivering the best live gaming experience across multiple channels.”
The official launch of the new service was marked by a guest appearance at the Lottomatica tables by none other than two-time Italian World Series Of Poker (WSOP) Gold Bracelet holder Max Pescatori. Among the most notable poker players in Italy, Pescatori, who initially trained as a croupier in Las Vegas before becoming a pro poker player, dealt at the Live Casino Hold’em table for two evenings.
Filmed live in a dedicated area within Evolution Gaming’s production studios, Lottomatica’s online casino hold’em table is currently available on both PC and Mac. Evolution Gaming have said, however, that the table will also be available on iPad after the northern summer and will also be incorporated into Lottomatica’s Vegas Club show on DTT channel 59.
The live table is certified by Italy’s business regulator, the Amministrazione Autonoma Monopoli di Stato (AAMS) and will use Evolution’s bluescreen technology which, according to the company, will “create an authentic casino environment online”.