Online lottery operator Lottoland has been granted two licences by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board in South Africa.

The licences – the operator’s 11th and 12th, globally – comprise a bookmakers licence to offer fixed-odds betting contingencies to South African players; and a manufacturing licence to develop and use the company’s proprietary software for business operations.

Lottoland’s South African website is now live, offering players in the country the opportunity to bet on the outcome of more than 30 lotteries from around the world. This will be the first time that residents of South Africa can play the US Mega Millions and the Powerball, or the European jackpots.

Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell said: “We are pleased to have been granted these licences in South Africa. Lottoland now holds 12 regulated licenses around the world – a great achievement for us and testament to us as a global brand and company.

“We strongly believe that Lottoland is uniquely placed in the South African market to be able to offer our portfolio of fixed-odds lottery products and insurance-related services giving South Africans the opportunity to win some of the largest jackpots in the world.”

The manufacturing licence means Lottoland’s B2B division, Lottoland Solutions, can partner with licensed African bookmakers that seek to offer similar international jackpots to their existing customer base.