Supplier Raw iGaming has completed its acquisition of Sapphire Gaming to boost its game production capacity. 

QTech Games has confirmed what it lauds as a “major merger” with games reseller Epic Media, as it strives to bolster its platform’s position for taking its igaming content to market across emerging territories.

Under the terms of the reseller agreement, every component of QTech’s digital offering will be made available, from slots and table games to instant win, virtual sports and live casino games.

Markus Nasholm, chairman of the board at QTech Games, said of the merger agreement: “We’re thrilled to have finalised this milestone merger with Epic Media, and delighted to have the combined experience and expertise of Staffan and Ulf on board. To have two of the most successful people in the gambling join QTech Games is a ringing endorsement of all our team’s hard work in recent years.

“It’s been another year of sustained growth at QTech, and their partnership will prove invaluable as we grow further and faster in more international markets. It’s also a real validation that QTech adopted the correct strategy from the outset with our ‘two cornerstones’ model. 

“Firstly, beyond the fantastic games, fully owning the technology sets QTech apart, which enables us to offer a number of flexible features which no competitor can rival. And secondly, outside of Asia, we’ve secured strongholds in virtually all the margin markets, demonstrating organic growth across channel and border.”

Epic Media is headed by former director of development at Yggdrasil and Evolution Gaming Ulf Norder and Staffan Lindgren, who was a co-founder of NYX, which now forms a key part of Scientific Games.

Lindgren explained: “I’ve been active in Asia for a long time but this is the ideal time to consolidate my hard-won experience in a more structured way with QTech Games. QTech is clearly the leader in Asia, and other key growth territories are quickly falling in line. 

“Their propriety technology means they’re the only aggregator that is not just delivering fantastic games but also adding engaging features (such as QT Play’s AI-powered recommendation engine, alongside their tournament and jackpot elements) which make QTech’s position in the market unique. The rapid growth since the start has also been extremely impressive with yearly double-digit gains immediately taking the eye.”