Online lottery operator Lottoland has expanded its global reach after being awarded two licences from the South African Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board.

The two new licences, which will be the operator’s eleventh and twelfth global licences, will allow the operator to access a bookmakers licence to offer fixed-odds betting contingencies to South African players; and a manufacturing licence to develop and use the company’s proprietary software for business operations.

Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell said: “We are pleased to have been granted these licences in South Africa. Lottoland now holds 12 regulated licenses around the world – a great achievement for us and testament to us as a global brand and company.

“We strongly believe that Lottoland is uniquely placed in the South African market to be able to offer our portfolio of fixed-odds lottery products and insurance-related services giving South Africans the opportunity to win some of the largest jackpots in the world.”

Lottoland’s South African website has since gone live across the country, giving players the chance to wager bets on the outcome of over thirty lotteries from around the world. This will be the first time that residents of South Africa can play the US Mega Millions and the Powerball, or the European jackpots.

The manufacturing licence means Lottoland’s B2B division, Lottoland Solutions, can partner with licensed African bookmakers that seek to offer similar international jackpots to their existing customer base.