NetEnt Live Closes down as new owner Evolution takes control

NetEnt Live is now closed after Evolution officially took control on Tuesday 1st December. We show you all the games no longer available from the provider's former Malta studio.
NetEnt Live Closed
    NetEnt Live Shut Down Explained
  • What's been removed
  • NetEnt Live's Closure
  • Will NetEnt Live come back?
  • FAQ
NetEnt Live has officially shuttered as new owners Evolution make significant changes to the business.

Evolution agreed to acquire the Swedish software firm in a deal worth £1.7 billion earlier in the year. The final hurdle in the acquisition, the UK Competition and Markets Authority, cleared the deal last week. Evolution took control on the 1st December - wasting no time to restructure NetEnt operations.

As part of the original deal, NetEnt Live operations were closed - with the Malta studio now shut down. Games like Perfect Blackjack and the unreleased Roulette Max will no longer be available. The closure of the operation could see 300 redundancies.

NetEnt will now focus on their online slot products - alongside their subsidiary Red Tiger Gaming. For more details on what games are no longer available, read on below:

What's been removed


Here are all the NetEnt live games that will no longer be available:

  • VIP Roulette Live
  • Classic Roulette Live
  • Auto Roulette Studio
  • Rapid Roulette
  • Roulette Silver
  • Blackjack Standard
  • Blackjack Ruby
  • Blackjack Diamond
  • Blackjack Silver
  • Blackjack Black Gold
  • Blackjack White Gold
  • Blackjack Gold
  • Blackjack Emerald
  • Blitz Blackjack
  • Perfect Blackjack

Roulette Max - which was due to go live on 1st December - will also remain unreleased. Promotional videos on NetEnt's Youtube channel have now been privated.

NetEnt Live's Closure


The shut down of the live division is part of a strategy to reduce operational costs by €30m per year.

Many of NetEnt Live's games are already available on the Evolution platform. NetEnt will now be tasked to focus on designing online slots - a process that will be streamlined. 

Will NetEnt Live come back?


Due to how dominant Evolution is as a live provider, it seems highly unlikely that NetEnt live will return. However, game concepts like Roulette Max and Perfect Blackjack could be repurposed,

Evolution's ultimate goal with the purchase of NetEnt was the slot development business - which includes their studio Red Tiger.

With this in mind, it's safe to assume that NetEnt live is now closed for good.

FAQ

When did NetEnt Live close?

NetEnt Live closed on 1st December 2020 - which included the closure of their Malta studio.

Is it a permanent closure?

Yes, the live division of NetEnt will be closed for good and will now focus on slot game development instead.

What are the alternative to NetEnt Live Roulette?

Evolution Live Roulette is one of the best out there, with an easy to use interface, award-winning service and a vast range of dealer options. You will also find market first games like Lightning Roulette and Double Ball Roulette.


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