French casino operator, Groupe Partouche (PARP.PA), has chosen Live Casino solutions provider Evolution Gaming (OSTO:EVO) to launch online Live Casino services in Switzerland’s regulated market.

Set to launch during the first half of the year, the new Live Casino powered by Evolution will allow the group’s customers in the Central European country to enjoy a variety of live games on desktop, tablet and smartphones.

Live dealer product:

Under the terms of the deal, Evolution will supply a number of live dealer Poker variants, along with live dealer Baccarat and Roulette, and games such as the popular Lightning Roulette from the provider’s burgeoning Game Shows category.

In an official press release, iGaming Chief Executive Officer for Casino du Lac Meyrin in Geneva, Switzerland, Alexander Sosnovski, explained the decision to join forces with Evolution…

“Groupe Partouche’s historical roots are driven by strong family traditions and values. Our concept blends an original combination of games, shows, international catering and events aimed at creating a VIP experience and providing a high level of customer service.

“Evolution is therefore a strategic partner for us, not only because they are the leader in Live Casino games, but also because they are developing new and exciting technology for online entertainment.”

Perfect fit:

Also commenting on the new partnership, Chief Commercial Officer for Evolution GamingSebastian Johannisson, added…

“We are delighted to have been chosen by Groupe Partouche to partner with them and have our Live Casino solutions available to their players in the Swiss market. The Evolution portfolio fits perfectly with the Partouche Group’s next generation of casino entertainment philosophy.

“We are confident that their players will love playing our Live Casino games online just as much as they enjoy visiting Partouche’s land-based casinos in person.”

One of Europe’s leading land-based casino groups, the France-headquartered Groupe Partouche is currently responsible for 42 casinos across France, Belgium and in Switzerland where it operates Casino du Lac de Genève in Meyrin and Casino Crans Montana.

ESBK blacklist:

The announcement comes on the heels of the Swiss gaming regulator, Eidgenössische Spielbankenkommission (ESBK), adding another 35 websites to the blacklist it created that lists unlicensed operators. The ESBK’s blacklist now contains 145 websites, up from the 81 domains listed in October 2019.

In an effort to compel local players to utilize only those sites run by domestic providers and combat gambling addictions, in 2018, Switzerland approved a blanket ban on foreign iGaming operators as part of the Money Gaming Act that legalized online gambling in the country in 2019.

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