Governor Lamont announces the opening of Evolution Gaming Studio in Connecticut
The company will offer live dealer games in the state, creating nearly 400 jobs in Connecticut
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that Evolution, a live casino operator for digital platforms, has begun operating in Connecticut. The company, which has already hired 140 employees to work in its newly built studio in Fairfield, is expected to hire up to 400 workers in total in Connecticut, offering technical, production, administrative and technology roles. information, as well as security.
“With the addition of Evolution, we continue to provide a modern, technologically advanced gaming experience that provides an elevated user experience for eligible residents and is competitive with our neighboring states,” Governor Lamont said. “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.”
“We are proud of the hard work our Gaming Division has done to ensure Evolution’s facilities and offerings meet the high standards set by our regulations to create a safe and successful opportunity for live dealer gaming on the Connecticut’s online gaming market”, Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull said. “We encourage anyone who chooses to participate in this new form of online gambling to do so responsibly by monitoring their activity and setting limits using the tools that must be available on these platforms.”
Evolution began operations with a seven-day soft launch, authorized by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 11, 2022. Evolution will offer live dealer games on the FanDuel and DraftKings iCasino platforms offered in Connecticut. . During the soft launch, only the blackjack and roulette tables will be accessible to a limited number of participants. The soft launch will transition seamlessly to full launch at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2022, pending resolution of any issues discovered during the soft launch.
The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection will monitor the soft launch to ensure Evolution’s games comply with state online gambling regulations. Connecticut law requires Evolution to operate a facility in the state in order to offer live dealer gaming on Connecticut gaming platforms.
Connecticut gaming information, including the most up-to-date statistics, is available at ct.gov/gaming.
Information about services available in Connecticut for those who may have a gambling problem is available at portal.ct.gov/problemgaming. Information on self-exclusion is available at ct.gov/selfexclusion.
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