Global online live dealer casino game provider, On Air Entertainment, has announced plans to expand its offering with a new studio set to open in Georgia early next year.
The studio which hasn’t broken ground yet will comprise four floors with 130 tables and a staff of 1,700 in the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi. The development comes on the heels of an announcement in early June that the Microgaming-affiliated company had received certification to open a new studio in Romania. That studio, with 30 tables is set to serve the local market and players in Italy with dealers fluent in both languages.
OnAir launched its first blackjack table in November 2021, and by June 1, 2022, had opened its seventh market with the addition of Sweden to the list of served countries. On June 22nd the global expansion continued nearby with an announcement that tables had also gone live with casinos licensed in Denmark.
The OnAir network is certified in key regulated markets including the Isle of Man, the UK, Greece, Ontario, Latvia, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Malta.
OnAir’s first studio was opened in Riga, Latvia with additional development and technical control hubs in Estonia and Poland making OnAir one of the fastest growing and most successful live dealer online casino game streamers to date.
The Tbilisi studio will cover four floors and hold 130 blackjack and roulette tables with backdrops designed to capture the thrilling atmosphere of playing live.
Third of Four Known Studio Launches for OnAir
This marks the firm’s third studio following Riga and Bucharest. One more location is expected to be announced late this year or early in 2023. Tbilisi will bring the total table count to 220. All of the presenter’s games are deployed in cutting-edge digital environments with dealers and tables conveyed over high-definition cameras and powerful studio microphones.
While the topline announcement included the number, 1,700 that is just an estimate based on OnAir’s existing experience of what it takes to launch and maintain such a serious endeavor. Officially, the team will numbers somewhere in the range of 1,500 to 2,000 when all members are rounded in, including participants in the technology and operations units.
Several tier-one operators are reportedly already showing interest in the table and are ready to add them to their casino live dealer suites as soon as they are up and running.
Existing operators will be able to begin offering speed roulette and auto roulette as soon as August 16. On September 6th, OnAir plans to launch a live slot machine experience adding Gameburger Studio’s9 Pots of Gold in a “StreamIcon” Edition.
One of the Most Advanced Studios in the Industry
Head of Operations at OnAir Entertainment, Mathijs Beugelink said: “We have quickly become the go-to provider of premium live casino content and the demand for our games continues to increase at pace, which is why we have an ambitious roadmap for new studio launches.
“Our Georgia studio really is cutting edge and the technologies it contains allow us to deliver an unrivaled player experience at all times.
“It is great to be able to bring so many jobs to the wonderful city of Tbilisi and we look forward to growing out our team with the best talent in the business. This is a significant milestone for OnAir Entertainment and for the operators that we work with.”
OnAir Entertainment’s Head of Studio for Tbilisi, Vasileios Martharis added: “OnAir’s Georgia studio will be one of the most advanced in the industry and will allow us to further strengthen our position as a tier-one live dealer provider to operators in regulated markets around the world.
“I am looking forward to building out the team that will run the studio with me and bringing such a significant employment opportunity to Tbilisi. OnAir is committed to becoming the leading provider of live casino content in the industry, and this studio is another step towards achieving this goal.”
Source: On Air Entertainment to go live with Georgia studio, On Air Entertainment, July 15, 2022