Online casino gaming company opens studio in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, CT – An online casino game studio has opened a new store in Fairfield, where it produces live gaming table games for various digital platforms.

Evolution Gaming is leasing space at 777 Commerce Drive near the Fairfield Metro Center station, and the company has already hired 140 employees to work in its newly built studio, according to state and local authorities.

According to Governor Ned Lamont, the company is expected to hire up to 400 workers in total in Connecticut, which will include technical, production, administrative and information technology positions, 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,” 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.”

Mark Barnhart, director of community and economic development for Fairfield, told Patch that the business occupies nearly 10,000 square feet on the second floor of the building, or about 10% of the space.

“Our office worked with the broker to identify the space in [Fairfield] that met their requirements,” Barnhart said. “We are pleased to welcome Evolution Gaming to Fairfield and wish them every success here.

Evolution began operations with a seven-day soft launch, authorized by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, on July 11, and it will offer live dealer games on the FanDuel and DraftKings iCasino platforms offered in Connecticut, officials say.

During the soft launch, only the blackjack and roulette tables will be available to a limited number of participants, and the soft launch is expected to transition to full launch at 11:00 a.m. Monday, pending resolution of any issues discovered in the app. launch.

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection will monitor the soft launch to ensure Evolution’s games comply with state online gambling regulations, officials said. Connecticut law requires Evolution to operate a facility in the state in order to offer live dealer gaming on Connecticut gaming platforms.

“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,” said Michelle Seagull, commissioner. Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. “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.”

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