060613 SHFL 300 sizeLas Vegas-based SHFL entertainment recently announced an agreement with video‐streamed live dealer gaming provider Evolution Gaming, which is based in Riga, Latvia. The company also unveiled plans to open a new satellite office in Argentina.

The agreement with Evolution will allow the operator to offer many of SHFL's specialty table game titles in its online live casinos. Evolution's video‐streamed live dealer environment allows players to play against live dealers over an online connection.

“We are delighted to add SHFL's renowned table games to the existing Evolution line‐up of live roulette, blackjack, baccarat and casino hold'em games used by our licensees across Europe and to gain first‐to‐market online advantage in new markets such as Italy, Spain and Denmark,” said Jens von Bahr, CEO of Evolution. “Given our plans to expand into the United States and Canada, SHFL's games, which are so popular with U.S. players, will enrich our tailored offering for the North American marketplace.”

Meanwhile, SHFL announced the opening of a new satellite office in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to manage operations for all of South America, including sales and service, and provide support for the company’s distributors in Chile, Peru, and Colombia.

“Together with the high-caliber team we’ve built in South and Latin America, the opening of our office in Buenos Aires is another example of our long-term commitment to customers in the region,” said Deron Hunsberger, senior vice president of sales for SHFL. “Argentina is one of the most robust and sophisticated slot markets in Latin America and we believe that having a local office greatly enhances our ability to be successful in that market.”

Industry veteran Juan Pablo Irarrazaval, whom the company engaged in July 2012 as general business manager for Central and South America, will oversee the operations of the Buenos Aires office.