Online live dealer gaming company Evolution Gaming announced Monday that it has signed a partnership agreement with The Ritz Club, an exclusive London casino and private members’ club.

The agreement includes Evolution providing a live casino service for the London-based Club which includes an on-premise Dual Play Roulette offering along with an extended selection of live tables hosted at Evolution’s studio located in Riga, Latvia. The service is to launch later this year and will be located in the principal gaming salon of the Club.

Adding to the Dual Play Roulette table, the online service available to The Ritz Club members will also include access to a large selection of VIP Blackjack, VIP Roulette, Baccarat Squeeze, and Three Card Poker tables, also to be hosted in Riga. In keeping with the ambience of the exclusive land-based Club, the “Live Lobby” of the online portal to all of the Live Casino tables at the Ritz will be outfitted with distinctive branding which will mirror the ultra-riche land-based gaming option.

Evolution Gaming’s Chief Strategy Officer, Fredrik Osterberg, said, “We are honoured to be working with The Ritz Club, a name synonymous with exclusivity, luxury, and the very essence of fine gaming. Convergence is increasingly important in the land-based sector, and our Dual Play Roulette will afford The Ritz Club’s membership access to a private online table that sits at the very heart of their favourite club, and much more besides,” according to the information release.

Owned by London Clubs since 1998, The Ritz Club is located in Piccadilly in London, England in the basement of The Ritz hotel of what was formerly the Ritz Bar and Grill. The casino, designed in the Louis XVI style, offers a variety of slot machines, baccarat, roulette, blackjack, as well as poker. Four main areas comprise The Ritz Club, the restaurant, lounge, bar, and the private gaming room, which is situated in the former Banqueting Hall. After the London Club purchased the club in June 1998, it underwent a three-month refurbishment and reopened in September. Membership is exclusive; however, members are permitted to invite a guest.

In a similar move across the Atlantic, the online gambling site of the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City will become the first site in the regulated New Jersey market and in the U.S. to offer online live dealer casino games. World Casino Directory has received an exclusive invitation from the Golden Nugget Atlantic City’s general manager Tom Pohlman to attend the launch of Golden Nugget Online Live Dealer, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday in the main atrium of the Atlantic City casino. The Golden Nugget’s live dealer offering will initially include baccarat, roulette, and blackjack, and promises to add additional games in the future.