BetRivers Online Casino has announced that they will be the first online casino operator in the state of West Virginia to offer their players Live Dealer Casino. A subsidiary of Rush Street Interactive (RSI), BetRivers partnered with Evolution Gaming to provide this service and will be available on the BetRivers website and Android app. Evolution Gaming specializes in business-to-business (B2B) online casino solutions for online casino operators. Not only does Evolution Gaming work with over 500 online casino operators but they also work with many brick-and-mortar casinos as well. Just recently, they partnered with Soaring Eagle Gaming, a casino operator in Michigan owned by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. With this partnership, BetRivers Online Casino can expand its reach in West Virginia.
Live dealer casino games have become increasingly popular for both the casino operators and the casino players. It gives the feeling and personal touch of being at a live blackjack table or roulette wheel from the comfort of your couch. Many online casino operators try to recreate the feeling of being at their brick-and-mortar product. Real, live dealers are live-streamed from a studio playing on physical casino tables that use special software to interact with the players online. The one potential con with the live dealer product is that the live games usually have a higher minimum wager compared to the traditional online software. The higher minimums are to make up for the increase in the cost of the live product. However, the live dealer platform already has a solid foundation and only looks to grow larger. Players on BetRivers Online Casino can now play live High Stakes Blackjack, Three-Card Poker, Roulette, Baccarat, and Ultimate Texas Hold Em.
Richard Schwartz, the Chief Executive Officer of Rush Street Interactive, is confident that the Live Dealer Casino provided by Evolution will be extremely popular with the players at BetRivers Online Casino. BetRivers is excited to provide their players with new and exciting games through the Live Dealer Casino options, providing as realistic as possible experience to the brick-and-mortar product. Evolution provides players with world-renowned table experiences and now BetRivers has the opportunity for their players to sit virtually and play. According to Schwartz, many prefer this form of playing at an online casino as seeing the live games increase a player’s trust in the outcome of the wager. Rush Street Interactive only recently brought BetRivers Online Casino to West Virginia. Despite being one of the later online casino brands to launch in the state, BetRivers has taken a fair amount of the West Virginia online casino market. The partnership with Evolution Gaming is projected to only increase the overall popularity of BetRivers Online Casino as Evolution believes that players will respond positively to the live dealer experience. It has worked in states like New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan so there’s no indication that it will not work in West Virginia.
The live dealer experience really flourished when the brick-and-mortar casinos shut down due to the pandemic. Many believed that with the physical casinos opening back up that the live dealer games would start to fade in popularity. Quite the contrary as live dealer games are still one of the top options at online casinos in multiple states. With this spike in popularity, Evolution has doubled down on its expansion efforts and provides its services in 13 states across the country as well as Colombia and Canada. Sometime in the second quarter of 2022, Rush Street Interactive plans to launch its online casino and sports betting operations in Mexico.