(The Center Square) – Live online casino games are operational in Connecticut.
Governor Ned Lamont said Evolution Gaming Studio is works now in the state. The company is offering live dealer games at FanDuel and DraftKings iCasino on a limited basis for blackjack and roulette via a soft launch that transitions to full play at 11 a.m. Monday.
“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,” Lamont said in a statement. “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.”
Evolution, according to the release, has hired 140 employees to work in a newly built studio in Fairfield. The company plans to hire up to 400 employees in the state, offering technical, production, administrative and information technology positions. The company also recruits security personnel.
Michelle H. Seagull, commissioner of the Department of Consumer Protection, said the gaming division has ensured Evolution meets “the high standards set by our regulations” that work to “create a safe and successful opportunity for gamers.” live dealer games”.
Through the soft launch, according to the statement, the department is monitoring the business to ensure games comply with online gambling regulations. Evolution is required by the state to provide an operational facility in the state for live gaming on the platforms.
For the month ending May 1, according to the Gaming Division, the state brought in a total of $2,983,628 in online casino game payouts. MPI Master Wagering paid the state $1,686,190, while Mohegan Digital LLC paid $1,288,297, Mohegan Tribe On-Reservation paid $5,611, and MPTN On-Reservation paid $3,548.
Through May, MPI Master Wagering paid the state $7,475,513, while Mohegan Digital paid $5,626,718.