Growth of Live Casino Games in 2017

Tia Winter | 23 February 2018

Live dealer casino games have been around for a number of years now, but in 2017, the industry saw a massive growth in the sector with an unprecedented number of players turning to live games over their electronic or RNG counterparts. There are a number of reasons attributed to the growth of the live dealer sector and Evolution Gaming are right in the centre of it all. In the second quarter of 2017, Evolution Gaming reported a 56% increase in revenue to just over €42 million.

This was not just a standalone event though, it marked the 15th consecutive quarter growth for the company who have become the undisputed leaders in the live dealer market. The sharp rise in revenue growth has been attributed to increased commission from existing customers as well as a higher demand for live dealer games overall. According to the latest Evolution Gaming figures, the number of bet spots increased a massive 83% to 2.2 billion.

Improved Technology and Games

It is not difficult to see why the live dealer industry and Evolution Gaming in particular have shown steady growth. With more players able to gain access to broadband internet connection, the quality and overall experience of live dealer games has improved. As opposed to many of their rivals, Evolution Gaming offer an extended range of products with multiple variations of each game. They are also one of the few companies to train their dealers to interact with an online audience.

This, combined with multiple camera views, HD video streaming and dedicated support, has made Evolution Gaming the number 1, go-to provider for any operator looking to supply live dealer content. Advances in mobile gaming technology has also helped boost the industry. Evolution Gaming and many other suppliers now provide mobile-friendly live dealer games that can be accessed and played on just about every major tablet or smartphone on the market.

Live Dealer Content for Mobile

The mobile gambling market has itself shown plenty of growth with players finding it easier and more convenient to play their favourite slots and table games at home or on the go. Providing live dealer content on a mobile platform has opened up the industry to a whole new wave of players. Whereas previously players would have to dedicated a good portion of their time in front of the computer, high-quality live games can easily be easily accessed at any time from any mobile device equipped with an internet connection.

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