Ezugi has asserted a belief that “live dealer will quickly become a significant vertical in its own right,” after securing the required certification for its local studio in the Colombian market.

Working with the BMM testing house, Coljuegos has audited and given approval for Ezugi’s studio in the country, where the provider will stream a wide range of live casino games, and given it the green light to begin streaming games to operators and players.

Mónica Umaña, VP of Americas at Ezugi, said: “We are delighted to have received certification, confirming that our studios, technologies and games meet the required standards in the fast-growing regulated Colombian market.

“We believe live dealer will quickly become a significant vertical in its own right and we look forward to launching our games with operators over the coming months now that we have the necessary approvals to do so.

“We are initially launching with seven native speaking tables and expect the number of tables to double during 2021 as we build out our Colombia studio in line with the growing demand we believe will come from the market. A further offering is to offer our customers private tables to cater for their player demand.”

The live casino specialist, which form part of the Evolution Group, is to open with seven gaming tables that boast native Spanish speaking dealers and game variants including blackjack, unlimited blackjack, roulette and baccarat, which are designed to appeal specifically to players in Colombia, with more tables planned for the coming months as the market continues to mature.