Wazdan has embarked on its Italian job as the studio partners with Betsson Group’s StarCasino to establish its standing in the region.

Live casino specialists Ezugi has continued its quest for international expansion after launching with online operator LeoVegas on the Italian igaming market.

As a result of the collaboration, Ezugi is to take its portfolio of titles, which includes live blackjack, roulette and punto banco, to players via LeoVegas’ Italian portal.

The live dealer developer, which forms a part of the Evolution Gaming Group, boasts nine studios globally, including the new Indian themed facility which was launched in August.

Paola Maia, country manager Italy at LeoVegas, commented: “We have great confidence in this collaboration, and we believe that LeoVegas is Ezugi’s natural partner for its expansion in the Italian regulated market. 

“Their strategy was to ensure rapid growth in the first half of 2020 and it shows no signs of setbacks. Plus, their products are a guarantee in terms of innovation and engagement therefore I have no doubt that our players will really love them.”

Certification in Italy comes hot on the heels of a recent announcement that saw Ezugi become the first live dealer platform to launch in Lithuania following approval by the market regulator.

The link-up saw more than 30 blackjack, roulette and baccarat tables added to the Enlabs Optibet brand, including a Russian language roulette and speed roulette variants.

Pang Goh, business development director of Ezugi, said of the firm’s latest development: “We are extremely proud to have secured certification in Italy, and launched with such a reputable operator as Leovegas. Italy has been a market which has been on our radar for some time as a ‘must have’ in our estate portfolio.

“We set our goals early this year to push our innovative product and extensive games library to new regions and extend our footprint across the most attractive gaming territories in Europe.

“Our team has really raised their game to ensure our products meet the highest regulatory standards demanded by these jurisdictions.

“They have really taken our offering to the next level, which will substantially benefit our operating partners and their players.”