Live casino specialists Evolution Gaming has announced the latest stage of its global expansion strategy after licence approval secured entry into South Africa.

Receiving the green-light via the approval of a national manufacturer licence from the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board, Evolution has been cleared to deliver its products across the region.

This means that the company now has approval to deliver its products, as well as that of its recently acquired subsidiary, Ezugi, to all licensed gaming operators in South Africa.

Martin Carlesund, group CEO at Evolution, noted: “We are delighted to have received this license and look forward to opening up our world-leading live dealer games portfolio to operators and players in South Africa. 

“Thanks in large part to the great experience already gained in this market by our Ezugi subsidiary, we are entering a really exciting new vertical in this region. Our world-leading live dealer solutions, and new live event betting solutions too, will be available not only on desktop, tablet and smartphone but also in retail betting shops.”

Last year Evolution Gaming announced that it has completed its previously communicated acquisition of live dealer gaming provider Ezugi for an initial consideration of $12m, with the all cash deal also containing a possible additional consideration of a maximum of $6m.

Kfir Kugler, CEO and founder of Ezugi, commented: “There is long-term potential in the regulated South African market to deliver Evolution-powered live dealer games and fixed odds solutions to operators and to bring players the most entertaining live games and live game show games available in the world, alongside exciting new betting products.”