European Gaming Studio (EGS), a partnership between Tel Aviv-based live casino technology provider Ezugi, casino operator Golden Palace Group and Amsterdam’s Gaming Ventures, said this week that it is ready to launch a live dealer solution for the Belgian online gaming market.

EGS will offer a fully localised live dealer gaming offering for Belgian iGaming operators, broadcasting from its Brussels studios and looking to partner A+ and B+ category licence holders. The product is to be made available to customers from February 1st.

EGS announced the launch of the offering just days after the country’s gambling regulator, the Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC), said it would step up efforts to enforce a ban on live dealer games broadcast from outside the country.

The regulator has asked all operators to notify it of the games they offer, setting a deadline of today (January 16th). It will then hold a meeting in February to assess which products comply with the country’s legislation.

EGS claims that its solution is the first fully compliant live dealer offering in the country, although it has no way of confirming this until it is properly vetted by the BGC.

Golden Palace Group founder Mario Menegalli said that as one of Belgium’s leading operators with more than fifty years heritage, his company was extremely well-placed to deliver a localised solution to Belgian operators from February 1st.

Ezugi chief executive Kfir Kugler and Gaming Ventures’ Willem van Oort added in a joint statement: “Live dealer games are a strong component of growth for operators in regulated EU markets which when combined with localised content and proven technology for the initial launch games of blackjack and roulette can further enhance the players gaming experience and operators revenue options."