Evolution Enters South Africa After Licence Approval

Live casino specialists Evolution Gaming revealed the latest stage of its global expansion plan after a successful entry into South Africa with licence approval.

Receiving the green light through the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board’s acceptance of a national distributor licence, Evolution has been approved to supply its goods across the country.

It means the company now has the permission to sell its goods to all approved gaming operators in South Africa, as well as that of its recently acquired subsidiary, Ezugi.

Evolution group CEO Martin Carlesund noted: “We are delighted to have received this license and look forward to opening up our world-leading live dealer games portfolio to operators and players in South Africa.

“Thanks in large part to the great experience already gained in this market by our Ezugi subsidiary, we are entering a really exciting new vertical in this region. Our world-leading live dealer solutions, and new live event betting solutions too, will be available not only on desktop, tablet and smartphone but also in retail betting shops.”

Last year, Evolution Gaming confirmed that it had completed its previously announced acquisition of live dealer gaming service Ezugi for an initial valuation of $12 m, with a possible additional consideration of up to $6 m for all cash deals.

Kfir Kugler, CEO and founder of Ezugi, commented: “There is long-term potential in the regulated South African market to deliver Evolution-powered live dealer games and fixed odds solutions to operators and to bring players the most entertaining live games and live game show games available in the world, alongside exciting new betting products.”