Microgaming eyes LatAm uptick after praising Buenos Aires progress

Microgaming has praised its early progress made in the Argentine province of Buenos Aires, following the recent launch of an array of operators within the region.

The online gaming supplier, which has also heaped praise on its standing in the autonomous city of Buenos Aires, where gambling is regulated separately, is to provide customers with access to a range of casino games.

Microgaming will initially provide a total of 49 games to both markets through its aggregation platform, including online slots Immortal Romance, Thunderstruck II and Break Da Bank Again, as well as a number of recent releases.

These will be integrated alongside a slew of exclusive Microgaming content, with customers to also gain access to its range of partner content.

The firm reports that several members of its client network have secured licenses to offer a range of online gambling products in both Buenos Aires city and province, with further operators expected to go live in the coming months. 

Furthermore, Microgaming updates that it will also set its sights on other newly regulating Argentinian provinces, as well as the wide region in general, as it aims to secure further expansion following its entry into Colombia during 2018. 

Hayley Da Silva, head of markets at Microgaming, said: “With safer gambling and fair play at our core, we’re proud to welcome the new regulations in both the city and province of Buenos Aires. 

“We’ve supported our customers closely with the licensing process in preparation for the markets opening, and we’re excited to see them push off from the starting blocks!”

Last month, Microgaming has agreed the divestment of its Quickfire distribution business and portfolio of online games to Games Global, a private capital backed firm that was established in early 2021.

Billed as a “landmark sale,” the deal will see the latter acquire the international distribution rights to Microgaming’s exclusive gaming content, including progressive jackpot titles, as well as its extensive customer base of more than 900 global gaming brands.

The acquisitions, which are subject to Games Global receiving certain regulatory approvals, are expected to be finalised during Q2 2022.