Evolution Gaming acquires slot machine developer NetEnt

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In the biggest deal in the history of the online casino industry, Evolution Gaming has acquired NetEnt. Evolution Gaming is already known for developing some of the best live casino games available online today. With this deal, they are also heavily positioned in the online slots market.
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Evolution Gaming started back in 2006 and today has eight different live casino studios in 8 different countries: Latvia, Malta, Georgia, Romania, Canada, Belgium and Atlantic City in the USA. They are known for developing games like Lightning Roulette Live, among others.

NetEnt comes with a huge portfolio of slot games. In fact, with the slot Narcos, they won the best new slot game of 2019 by casino.org. At the same time, Evolution Gaming won the award for best live casino of the year.

The amount of money and the fact that they are both so talented in their respective fields also makes this a deal that will shape the future of online casino gaming!

What does this say about the future of online gaming and slots?

In conjunction with the deal, in an interview with Gambling Insider, Evolution Gaming CEO Martin Carlesund talks about his predictions for the future. Among other things, he also mentions that around 90% of all casino games are still played in land-based casinos. However, there is little doubt that the whole covid situation has helped to accelerate the move online faster than expected trends.

Where is the change happening?

The bridge between live casino online and land-based casinos is simply closely connected. However, casino tournaments, which are gaining more and more traction, also show new and fun slot machine possibilities that have not been seen before.

This is also to say that we don’t think slot machines are exactly going away. However, it is clear that social gaming and casino tournaments are examples of new forms of gamification that we will see much more of in the future.