888 Inks Deal to Host NetEnt Live Casino Games Online

888 Inks Deal to Host NetEnt Live Casino Games Online

Operator adds to live casino offering

888 Holdings has entered a partnership that sees NetEnt Live as the games provider for the online gaming operator’s live casino offering. 

roulette and blackjack variants such as Blitz Blackjack and Perfect Blackjack

Some of the NetEnt Live Casino games that will be offered on 888casino through this deal include roulette and blackjack variants such as Blitz Blackjack and Perfect Blackjack. The premium features that will be available to 888 customers include multiple camera angles, professional dealers, and entirely customizable options.

The real-time streaming will have low latency and players can interact directly with the dealers. There will also be betting limits to suit beginners and high rollers alike.

Deal has both parties thrilled

888 Holdings’ senior vice president of B2C, Guy Cohen, said of the partnership: “We’re very pleased to be signing a new deal with NetEnt Live Casino – one of the world’s finest live casino developers.” 

players have come to expect the Vegas, Atlantic City, or Monte Carlo experience

Cohen added that live casino games are an important part of 888’s offering, as players have come to expect the Vegas, Atlantic City, or Monte Carlo experience regardless of where they are located. Currently, all of the live dealer games offered by 888casino are from Evolution Gaming.

The live casino director at NetEnt, Andres Rengifo, said the games provider is “thrilled to provide [888] players with access to our exciting portfolio of interactive and sophisticated live casino games.” 888 has set a high benchmark for regulated online gambling, he noted.

Consolidation proposal

Live casino games specialist Evolution Gaming started to make a move to acquire NetEnt last month, offering 0.1306 of its shares for every NetEnt share. The potential deal was valued at $2.1bn at the time of its announcement. The NetEnt board has advised shareholders to support the offer.

Evolution Gaming saw its net profit increase by 89% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020, and it is now looking at expanding in the US market.

Evolution has stated it will not be raising its bid and set a loose deadline of October 26 for NetEnt to accept the offer. The company believes there could be €30m ($34.2m) in annual savings as a result of the proposed consolidation.

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