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Leo Vegas has purchased Royal Panda for a reported fee of €60 m.

An additional maximum of €60 m will be paid in a 12 month earn out if the following targets are met.

The purchase of Royal Panda is in line with LeoVegas’s strategy to continue growing in regulated markets and represents the largest ever purchased they have made.

It’s taken two years to find the right Company with the right people and culture.

Why Royal Panda?

  • Inline with Leo Vegas’s expansion strategy.
  • Strengthen their position in the UK.
  • Adding another premium brand to the group.
  • Global and scalable brand.
  • Efficient marketing and affiliate strategy.
  • Great Team.
  • Cultural Fit.

Royal Panda

  • Has 60 employees.
  • Head office in Malta.
  • License in the UK and Malta.
  • Casino and Sportsbook.
  • In house developed technology platform.
  • Core market is the UK.

Financials in Q3 17

  • Revenues of €9.8 m.
  • Year on year growth of 61%.
  • Estimated EBITDA of €3.2 m.
  • UK accounts for 50% of revenue.
  • 65% of Revenue from Mobile Devices.

Gustaf Hagman, Group CEO, LeoVegas said:.

“Royal Panda has in a short time built up an efficient business with an exciting and strong brand. This is a major acquisition that we are carrying out following a carefully executed process. With the help of the strong symbolic value in the panda, the company has built a premium brand among gamers, and we will complement LeoVegas with Royal Panda. This gives us two great brands with global appeal, which makes the scalability in the continued growth strong while strengthening our position in the UK.”

Live Casino Comparer Comment

Leo vegas buys Royal Panda at a time when there is a lot of consolidation going on in the iGaming industry and this is unlikely to be the last we’ll see.

Royal Panda and Leo Vegas both have great Live Casino products, both with dedicated tables at Evolution Gaming.

It will be interesting to see whether any consolidation will be performed on the live casino side, as there are definite synergies between the two therefore opportunities for cost savings.

I very much hope that we see the two branded areas retained.

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Playability – What is the overall impression of the casino. Did I have a good time?, are the dealers nice and chatty?, is everything easy to understand?. Does it have a good set of games, is there a comprehensive set of betting options? Are high stakes players taken care of?

Software – What is the software like to use, does it integrate well with the rest of the casino?. Are the images clear and the video streaming fast.? Have they taken more than the default shared tables? Is it available on mobile?

Payment Options – Does the casino have a good variety of payment options?. Do they payout quickly & on time.?

Security – How good is the reputation of the casino amongst other players? Do they hold a valid gaming license? Are they transparent about the security measures they have in place. Are they regularly audited. Do they publish this information?

Support – Do they have multiple methods for communication with me? Is support available 24×7? Do they have instant chat?, are they quick to respond?. Are they able to help me immediately?. Do they have an online FAQ and self help library? Are the support people knowledgeable about the product i’m playing?

Bonuses – Do they have bonuses?. How strict are the wagering requirements? Do they offer repeat bonuses?. Do they offer loyalty points and can they be redeemed for cash or playing credits.

After all that would I play there regularly?

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