Evolution buys NetEnt

By Ionut
Published June 24, 2020

The biggest bet this month didn’t happen in the casino. It was laid down by online casino giant Evolution.

Evolution has cleared the way to purchase NetEnt. Both NetEnt and Evolution are already well-known in the New Jersey market. 

What does this mean for New Jersey?

The head of both NetEnt and Evolution are seeing North America as the future of online casinos. And we all know, New Jersey is the leader of the pack there! (Who has more online casinos in the U.S.? Nobody!)

In the words of Mathias Hedlund, chairman of NetEnt:

“Evolution’s position within live casino combined with NetEnt’s position within online slots will create a company well-positioned to take significant market shares. Through this transaction, a new chapter in the development of more entertaining online casino begins, in the best interest of players, operators, employees and shareholders.”

Evolution’s chairman, Jens von Bahr, is also enthusiastic about the merger, saying”

“NetEnt’s established US positioning combined with Evolution’s existing US studios and first-to-regulated-market strategy will put us in a favourable position to capitalise on the on-going regulation in North America.”

So the CEOs know that North America is where it’s at!

Who is Evolution?

Evolution is one of the primary producers of studio live dealer games. Their studios are set up in Atlantic City. You get real, professional dealers and deals you’d never find at a brick-and-mortar casino!

You can play Evolution studio games at:

  • 888 
  • SugarHouse
888 Live Dealer

Who is NetEnt?

NetEnt began in the online casino business way back in 1996 (yes, the internet did exist then!). They thrived in the European market, by making leading games. NetEnt bought Red Tiger Gaming for GBP 200 million in 2019.

NetEnt continues to make some of the most advanced, smooth-running, and innovative games out there. They were the first to design a game completely in HTML5 (goodbye, Flash!).

These are some of NetEnt’s slot titles that are especially popular in NJ:

You might know NetEnt from their rock-themed slots. Not surprisingly, Hard Rock is the leader for these rockin’ slots. These include:

  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Kiss
  • Guns-n-Roses
  • Motorhead

Who has the Most NetEnt and Evolution in New Jersey?

Golden Nugget has 100 games by Evolution and NetEnt! Golden Nugget casino online has the largest selection of games in New Jersey.

Other New Jersey online casinos with Evolution and NetEnt games include: