GAMING1, a Belgian company with offices in Malta, has announced a joint venture with Colombia's Vicca Group that sees the JV's first online casino open for preregistration in the Colombian market. Zamba.co will offer sports betting and casino games.
GAMING1 is the first international company to obtain an online gaming license in the country, following the Aquila Global Group securing the first ever license after massive regulatory reforms in 2016.
The deal announced Wednesday gives each company 50% of share capital.
Although the Zamba.co website is accessible for pre-registration, games are not yet available for play. The casino suite will offer an array of games such as blackjack, slots, and roulette. Upon launch, all games will be provided by GAMING1, with more certified providers coming on board in the coming weeks. Known providers over GAMING1's platform in other markets include Evolution live dealer streams, IGT, Bally, Quickspin, Netent, and several others.
Platform Allows Play on Any Device
During pre-launch is was not possible for us to examine to deployment but it will most likely draw on GAMING1's tradition of tuning any offering to any specific market. The platform was created using the latest frameworks so scalability and flexibility are built in. The platform supports multiple devices such as Pc, Mac, Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone, etc., so all games and betting options offered will be available to players in any environment.
First Joint Online Casino and Sportsbook License
Addressing media, Sylvain Boniver, GAMING1 CEO, said: "We are hugely proud to partner with Vicca Group in being awarded Colombia’s first joint online casino and sportsbook license, and are sure that Zamba.co will prove a hit with players across the country."
He spoke of how the country's robust regulatory framework sets the benchmark for the rest of Latin America and compared Columbia regulator, Coljuegos, to peers in the European markets.
A Perfect Pair
Rodrigo Afanador, CEO of Vicca Group, said: "GAMING1’s suite of products and services has impressed us immensely, and they are the perfect international partner to help us target the regulated online market in Colombia.”
GAMING1 is no stranger to the international market. In addition to other ventures, last month they helped Portugal's Estoril Sol launch that country's first online sports book operated by a land casino operator. The company's founder was a land-based operator for more than 20 years and GAMING1 focuses exclusively on bringing terrestrial casino operators online.
Vicca Group has been operating casinos and other hospitality services in Colombia for over a quarter century with more than 15 casinos currently in operation.
Square in the Air Press Release, GAMING1 awarded Colombia’s online casino and sports betting licence 10-04-2017