Evolution goes live in South Africa with SunBet
volution has gone live in South Africa with online gaming services for SunBet, the online betting arm of Sun International Hotel and Casino Group, announced the company on Wednesday.
The live casino content provider will power online live games for SunBet through an agreement with Bede Gaming. The SunBet online sportsbook, which now includes Evolution’s online live dealer games, tables, and game shows, recently went live to players on desktop and mobile. Ezugi, Evolution’s sister brand in the area of Live Casino, will see its offering going live “in the coming weeks.”
“We are enormously excited by the potential of the SunBet partnership,” said Dean Finder, CEO of Evolution Services SA. “Our live dealer solutions are extremely complementary to the existing Sun International and SunBet offering, not only in terms of replicating the land-based gaming experience but also by extending and diversifying their existing and very strong online sports betting offering.”
The agreement with Evolution gains SunBet full access to the Evolution and Ezugi live games portfolio, including Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, as well as new generation online live game shows such as Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt, Crazy Time and Lightning Roulette. Moreover, live Poker variants and First Person/RNG versions of “key Evolution titles” will also be available.
Nitesh Matai, General Manager Sports Betting at Sun International, said: “In sports betting, SunBet is renowned for its astounding online betting experience across a whole range of sports, complete with sophisticated features such as action bets, over 100,000 live in-play events and cash out. The world-class Evolution and Ezugi online live dealer offering now takes our online service for our customers to another level.”
Sun International is one of the largest land-based casino operators in South Africa, and its portfolio also includes five-star hotels and resorts, including Palace of the Lost City at Sun City. By having secured this partnership with Evolution, Sun International aims at extending its casino experience beyond land-based venues and regular operation times.
“Perhaps most exciting of all is that it provides all the live exhilaration of a visit to a modern casino plus a new generation of incredibly entertaining live game shows that offer huge variety and choice,” added Matai.
By launching Evolution’s offering, land-based customers will be able to play at flexible times, even when they are unable to visit the physical casino in person, as well as enabling the casino operator “full flexibility and the ability to maintain the customer relationship” at times when venues have restricted opening due to South Africa’s Covid protocols and curfews, describes a press statement.