- Evolution launches its dedicated live online casino studio, Barstool Sportsbook & Casino, in New Jersey.
- This will power all the live casino offerings for Penn National’s online casinos in NJ.
- New Jersey is the third market to see a live casino studio launch, joining Michigan and Pennsylvania.
TRENTON, N.J. – A new dedicated live online casino studio in New Jersey is going live as Evolution launches ‘Barstool Sportsbook & Casino’.
This operation will be Penn National Gaming’s third live casino through its Barstool brand as there are already locations in Pennsylvania and Michigan.
The studio will power all live Penn National live casinos in New Jersey and be the base for live online slots and table games.
Evolution Meets New Jersey
The dedicated live casino studios will utilize Evolution’s NetEnt products to run its slots with Red Tiger, another Evolution brand, bringing its slot games Q4 2021.
“We are delighted to continue to build on our very strong relationship with Penn Interactive. We have worked together to create a bespoke dedicated Live Casino studio, completely customised to Barstool’s brand and look-and-feel,” said Jeff Millar, Commercial Director, North America at Evolution. “We very much look forward to rolling out our industry-leading mix of live games and slots to Penn players in further states.”
Evolution has been working to expand its footprint in the USA online gambling market since joining Penn National Gaming. With three states under its belt, Evolution is truly having an impact.
“The combination of Evolution’s great team and proven ability to deliver the widest range of quality online casino products quickly to market makes them an ideal partner for Penn Interactive,” said Jon Kaplowitz, Head of Penn Interactive. “We are especially excited about the development of the custom Barstool-branded studio, which allows us to further utilise the broad array of media talent at Barstool Sports and provide our customers with yet another differentiated gaming experience.”
What’s Next For Penn National And Evolution
Evolution is going to continue launching its iGaming products in markets that allow it. Penn National has a strong market share of online gaming in the US and live casinos are one of the reasons for this.
States like Nevada, which are known for gambling but have no online casino options, have been discussing the launch of online casinos due to losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns of 2020.
Looking ahead, Penn National entering a major market like Nevada with its live casino options would be a huge deal for the company. For now, Penn continues its expansion into the three markets it is currently active in with its Barstool Sportsbook & Casino.