Live dealer gaming provider Ezugi has realised the latest step in its global expansion strategy after securing game certification to go live in Lithuania.
Striving to grow its presence in regulated markets worldwide, Ezugi, which has formed a part of Evolution Gaming Group since January 2019, also becomes “the first live dealer to launch in Lithuania”.
Assuring that its suite of titles will go live with several operators over the coming weeks, games certified for launch include live variations of blackjack, roulette and baccarat, with more titles and variants due to be approved shortly.
Ezugi states that it had targeted the jurisdiction due to the “tremendous potential in the market as live casino continues to gather popularity with players around the world”. Certification came after testing standards were successfully met.
Certification in Lithuania comes shortly after Ezugi secured approvals from regulators on the Isle of Man as well as in Estonia and Bulgaria.
Pang Goh, business development director at Ezugi, explained: “We are delighted to have secured certification and will be completed several successful launches in the coming weeks with our key partners in Lithuania
“The team has done an incredible job when it comes to ensuring our games meet the high standards set by the regulator making us confident of our ability to meet them.
“Obtaining approvals in regulated markets around the world is the driving force behind our growth strategy and the latest certification marks our arrival as the leading live dealer provider.
“We see huge potential in Lithuania and believe that live dealer will become a significant vertical in its own right as the market continues to grow and mature.”
Evolution secured the purchase of Ezugi last year for an initial consideration of $12m, with the all cash deal also containing a possible additional consideration of a maximum of $6m.