Caesars Launches Ezugi-Powered Online Live Dealer Games in New Jersey

  • Caesars Casino & Sportsbook NJ now hosts American Blackjack, Atlantic City Roulette and more 
  • Casino giant is bullish on the opportunities the New Jersey iGaming market presents 
  • Ezugi parent firm Evolution also launched live online casino games for Caesars in PA this month
  • Evolution's offer to take over NetEnt recently got approved by a majority of shareholders  
man sits at desk to watch a live dealer casino game on his desktop computer
Caesars Casino & Sportsbook New Jersey has launched online live dealer offerings powered by Evolution-owned live casino games provider Ezugi. [Image: Shutterstock.com]

Caesars Casino & Sportsbook NJ to host studio’s games

Caesars Entertainment has gone live with Ezugi-powered online dealer games in New Jersey, following a recent partnership between the two companies. Caesars Casino & Sportsbook New Jersey hosts the games, which are streamed in high definition live from Ezugi’s studio in the Garden State.

Ezugi, a live casino games provider owned by Evolution, provides Caesars players with American Blackjack, Atlantic City Roulette, American Roulette, Classic Roulette, Unlimited Blackjack, Casino Hold’em, Baccarat, and Three Card Poker.

bullish on the iGaming opportunity in New Jersey”

Caesars’ head of sports and online gaming, Christian Stuart, said the company is “bullish on the iGaming opportunity in New Jersey”, and that offering its players the best experience was key. “Ezugi has a great reputation for offering authentic and engaging live dealer content,” Stuart explained.

Caesars’ regional online casino expansion

Business-to-business live casino provider Evolution made good on a promise earlier this month that it would soon launch online casino games in neighboring New Jersey, after going live with Caesars Casino & Sportsbook Pennsylvania on November 10.

one of the biggest names in the casino industry”

Ezugi’s vice president for the Americas, Monica Umana, said the company looked forward to bringing its games to New Jerseyans via “one of the biggest names in the casino industry.” She added that Ezugi’s live casino games were already “hugely popular” in the northeastern US state, and that it would now offer “the same superior experience” to online players at Caesars Casino & Sportsbook New Jersey.

Umana also expanded on how live casino enables gamblers to savor the ambiance and interaction of traditional casino play, with the convenience of online play.

NetEnt shareholders accept Evolution’s takeover offer

Ezugi’s Garden State rollout marks a successful month for its parent brand Evolution. In a press release on November 23, the games provider announced that shareholders of 93.9% of the total number of shares in NetEnt had agreed to accept Evolution’s bid to take over the company and sell their shares.

The remaining shareholders have another chance to give their approval for Evolution’s offer by November 30.

In June 2020, the Latvia-based firm announced a bid of SEK19.6bn ($2.2bn) for NetEnt, a Sweden-based casino games developer. In September, however, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority announced it was going to look into the planned takeover, saying the deal could lead to a “substantial lessening of competition.” The investigation set back Evolution’s initial acquisition plans by a few months.