Evolution Gaming Does Internal Review After Illegal Markets… – Casino.Org News


Posted on: November 26, 2021, 11:40h. 

Last updated on: November 26, 2021, 01:17h.

Evolution AB in Sweden confirmed this week that the business-to-business (B2B) online gaming firm has launched an internal probe. The goal is to determine whether allegations regarding the company doing business in illegal markets have any merit.

The ‘eye in the sky’ for a live dealer online casino network is seen. A leading operator of such internet table games — Evolution AB — is denying that it has breached any regulatory laws in the states and countries where it does business. (Image: Shutterstock)

A “US interest” — but not a direct competitor of Evolution Gaming, according to the public relations firm handling the communications regarding the complaint filed with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) — asserts Evolution is running live dealer table games online in countries where such gambling isn’t permitted.

Bloomberg first broke the news regarding the allegations.

The anonymous group conducted a probe of Evolution’s iGaming operations. The inquiry, which took investigators around the world, found that Evolution’s live dealers, through various offshore iGaming sites, were accessible in such countries as Iraq, Sudan, and Syria. Those three countries do not allow online gambling, and are also each currently subject to US sanctions.

Evolution Denies Responsibility

Evolution Gaming, Evolution AB’s North America operating subsidiary, is the largest operating of live dealer B2B online gaming in the United States. The firm is licensed and highly regulated in the three states where such internet casino operations are legal: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.

Evolution says it believes that the anonymous probe was simply a hit job and part of an effort to damage its reputation. But the company has nonetheless reached out to state gaming regulators to help appease concerns.

A company statement maintains that Evolution only works with licensed online business-to-customer casino operators, and does its “due diligence of the operators that the company has contracts with.”

Evolution says it is the customer-facing casino that is ultimately responsible for making sure its online games are only accessible by players located in legal jurisdictions.

The control of who plays the game is a strict responsibility of the operator,” the Evolution statement declared. “Evolution provides a service to the operator who in turn provides their services to the players.

“It is the operator’s responsibility to conduct a KYC (Know Your Customer) on each player and decide what markets to focus on and what players to accept,” the release continued. “It is the operator’s responsibility to comply with their regulation and their license.”

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