R Franco Digital, the R Franco Group’s digital division, has signed an agreement with the Gaming1, which forms a part of the Ardent Group portfolio, in a collaboration designed to enhance both companies’ worldwide appeal and development capabilities.

The deal gives Gaming1’s customers access to R Franco Digital’s catalogue of games such as Time Lab, Fortune Jungle and Magic Jewels, as well as the firm’s wide range of products and services, including its Iris platform.

Similarly, Gaming1’s catalogue of more than 120 in-house games are to be incorporated into R Franco Digital’s Spanish operator brand, Wanabet.

Javier Sacristan, director of R Franco Digital, said: “Working alongside a company as well-established as Gaming1 is the perfect way to deliver our immersive range of games to a growing global client base. 

“Both companies share a strong land-based heritage with a proven track record for bringing operators into the online domain. We look forward to pooling our years of experience together to deliver one of the industry’s most efficient betting operations.” 

Gaming1 operates more than 20 online gaming brands with land-based partner operators across regions such as Spain, Portugal, France, Serbia, Peru and Colombia.

With shared operations set to start in Belgium under the partnership, the strategic link-up will extend to Spain, with circus.es, as well as Colombia, via the zamba.com portal, with Malta to also follow.

The link-up is aimed at further expanding R Franco Digital’s footprint as it strives to enhance its presence across global regulated markets, with the deal following recent agreements signed with the likes of Dafabet, 1XBet and BetConstruct.

Sabri Tekaya, general manager at Gaming1, said: “Spain’s legendary gaming company needs no introduction, and we’re delighted to be signing a deal that will broaden both company’s international reach. 

“Starting with our home market of Belgium, we plan to scale our shared operations together across Spain, Colombia and Malta – and I am fully confident that this will be the start of a long and productive business relationship.”