Stoiximan signs live casino deal with Evolution

13 September 2019

OPAP-controlled online gaming operator Stoiximan Group has agreed a deal to launch a range of live casino content from Evolution Gaming.

The agreement will cover the full suite of Evolution’s live casino games, including its new collection of game shows such as Deal or No Deal Live.

The operator will roll the content out across its range of brands, including its Stoiximan and Betano sites. The group currently operates in six countries, including Portugal, where it launched its Betano brand earlier this year.

“This deal supports our group’s aim of international growth and its vision to become one of the top operators in Europe,” Stoiximan/Betano Group’s head of casino, John Kalamvokis, said.

“Evolution Gaming is a natural addition to our game portfolio, not simply because of the quality of the Evolution games but also because of their extensive experience of delivering live casino services across a wide range of European markets.”

Sebastian Johannisson, chief commercial officer at Evolution, added: “We are very excited to be working with Stoiximan, not least because of its leading position in Greece, which we believe is a healthy market with strong growth potential.

“Additionally, this deal is focused on the exciting opportunities to enrich the group’s Betano-branded live gaming offerings in other key European markets, both today and in the future as the Betano brand extends its reach.”

Stoiximan Group is controlled by Greek gaming giant OPAP, which initially acquired a 36.75% stake in the business in September last year for €50.0m, before acquiring an additional 51% holding for €94.86m in January 2019.