Live dealer specialist Ezugi is set to launch a new roulette game which allows customers at the land-based Portomaso Casino in Malta to play alongside online users.

In partnership with Portomaso, Ezugi said that the launch of its first over the top (OTT) solution provides a bridge between the online and offline casino worlds by creating a unique gaming experience.

OTT Roulette allows players to bet on the actual roulette wheel in the casino and play alongside online customers accessing the same game. Land-based players can place bets in the traditional manner, while the live video stream can be accessed by an number of online or mobile players.

Ezugi chief commercial officer Anton Bargel said that the launch was part of the company's strategy to connect land-based casinos around the world via one shared game lobby.

"Joining our regulated network by adding simple equipment on top of tables instantly generates money to the land-based roulette hosts," said Bargel. "Land-based casinos are a central part of the Ezugi strategy, and OTT is an important step to strengthen our offering and is just before our next road-map release of OTT baccarat expected during Q2 2017."

Portomaso Gaming's Anthony Farrugia and Patrick Demanuele said in a joint statement: "We are delighted to be the first land-based casino to offer the ground-breaking Ezugi OTT Roulette directly from our casino floor.

"Portomaso is already a solid and well-known reality within the online casino industry, and we see in Ezugi's innovative live dealer solution provider, a great match and a partner with which we can grow. Joining forces we can now offer our players an innovative and different service that is unique in many ways."