Evolution Gaming to enter South African Casino market

Evolution Gaming has announced they have secured a license to enter the South African casino market.
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Speed Blackjack may be soon available to South African live casino fanatics... (credit: Evolution Gaming)
Evolution Gaming has secured a license to enter the South African gambling market. The company announced via a press release that they had acquired a National Manufacturer licence from the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board.

The license means they can now deliver their live dealer products to South African operators. This includes content from their recent acquisition Ezugi, who already operate in the region.

Martin Carlesund, Group CEO at Evolution said: 

We are delighted to have received this licence and look forward to opening up our world-leading live dealer games portfolio to operators and players in South Africa

Mr Carlesund said that their live dealer products will be available on desktop, mobile devices and in betting shops. He also commented on the strategic acquisition of Ezugi and their experience in the region.

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.

Evolution Live Dealer in South Africa

As yet, no partners or release games have been announced by Evolution for South Africa. It is also unknown when the firm will launch its first live casino. 

Judging from the software providers 2018 debut in New Jersey, we can make some safe guesses to what they will provide at launch. Here are the first batch of games that Evolution debuted in NJ:

Post-launch, the following games were made available from Evolution's New Jersey live studio:

Also added were First Person versions of Lightning Roulette and Dream Catcher. The most recent title to roll out in the Garden State is Side Bet City, which launched to European markets in June 2019.

Check back at WhichCasino for more information on this story as it develops.

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