Online casino and sports betting provider GAMING1, in a joint venture with top casino operator Vicca Group, has reportedly been granted a sportsbook and casino license under the new regulatory regime of Colombia. is the result of the partnership, which upon launch will be available on desktop and mobile and offers a choice selection of games including blackjack, slots and roulette.

Initially, the titles will be provided exclusively by Belgium-based GAMING1, with the addition of other certified providers in the coming weeks.

Chief Executive Officer for GAMING1, Sylvain Boniver, reportedly said that they [GAMING1] are proud to partner with the Vicca Group and in doing so become the first joint sportsbook and online casino license to be awarded in Colombia. Boniver said they are certain that the resulting will prove to be a success across the country.

GAMING1’s CEO went on to say: “Colombia is setting the benchmark in Latin America, with its robust regulatory framework similar to those seen in the European market, and to be the first to launch a combined casino and sportsbook underlines the strength of our approach.”

CEO for Vicca Group, Rodrigo Afanador, said they are immensely impressed with GAMING1’s suite of products and services, and they are the ideal international partner to aid them in targeting Colombia’s regulated online market.

For its part, Vicca Group has, for more than 25 years, been active in the Colombian market. The company operates in 16 locations and is represented in six major cities across Colombia and is committed to service and innovation. Vicca Group is recognized as a top casino operator in the country.

Also commenting on the partnership, Victor Araneda, GAMING1’s Director of Latin America, added: “Achieving this licence has been an exciting and rewarding process, and we appreciate the initiative and support of the regulator, Coljuegos, regarding the online legislation. We hope other regulators in the region will follow their lead.”