Evolution Establishes Deeper Rush Street Partnership In Columbia

Evolution Gaming has established a deep partnership with Rush Street Interactive with the provider of live casino solutions launching six first-person titles on RushBet.co for the Colombian online gaming market.

The first person titles in question are First Person Roulette, Lightning Roulette , Blackjack, Dream Catcher, Baccarat and Mega Ball, all of which are RNG versions of Evolution live casino games which are said to be “well known and very popular in Europe and North America.”

Every version will be introduced to Colombia’s igaming platform by RushBet.co and will slowly roll out to players on desktop , laptop, and mobile in the coming weeks.

Richard Schwartz, president of Rush Street Interactive said: “RSI partnered with Evolution Gaming because we wanted to offer our RushBet.co players in Colombia a premier live casino mobile playing experience. The breadth, variety and innovation of the Evolution games portfolio, and the Evolution services and operational excellence that surround it, give us full scope to achieve that objective.”

The extended agreement builds on a successful relationship with Rush Street Interactive in the USA, having initially partnered with the company in 2018 to launch a live casino on the New Jersey market for PlaySugarHouse.com.

Evolution Gaming chief commercial officer Sebastian Johannisson added: “We are delighted to be growing our relationship with Rush Street Interactive, who are at the leading edge of gaming industry convergence, constantly innovating and pushing boundaries. Evolution shares the same ethos, and we look forward very much to building on the successes we have achieved together to date.”

It follows breaking news from earlier in the week that confirmed that Evolution is trying to add another piece of the igaming jigsaw through a proposal to buy NetEnt, an offer recommended to shareholders by the latter board.

The proposed deal sees Evolution selling 0.1306 shares per share in NetEnt, valuing each at SEK 79.93 and all of the company’s stock at about SEK 19.6bn.

The offered consideration per share represents a premium of 43% compared to the closing price of series B NetEnt share on Nasdaq Stockholm on 23 June 2020.