Three major software and operational companies in the online gambling industry, Core Gaming, Net Entertainment and Betsson, have achieved licensing from the UK Gambling Commission, allowing them to supply operators in the UK market with their products.
The independent British HTML5 games developer, Core Gaming is a well-established company that has supplied games to all of the major operators and game owners over the last three years. This year has seen a shift in its activity from the conversion of existing popular titles for mobile to the development and production of its own ‘home grown’ titles which service both desktop and mobile platforms from a single html5 code base.
A spokesman said Wednesday that the company is currently developing a suite of 20 proprietary slots, table and instant win games which will be available to the wider industry over the coming weeks and months.
Core signed a partnership deal with GECO Gaming, in September 2014, which will see its titles made widely available by the middle of 2015 through the GECO r.g.s. platform .
Net Entertainment is a Swedish software developer for the industry which has now been successful in converting its temporary UK suppliers licence to a full licence following what a spokesman characterised as “an extensive licensing process.”
The company now has licensing for both software supply and operating activity.
President and CEO Per Eriksson said Wednesday: “This is a milestone for NetEnt and we are very pleased to have been approved for UK licenses by the UK Gambling Commission. Britain is the largest gaming market in Europe and is central for our growth strategy to expand on regulated markets.”
Also from Sweden, but with offices in Malta, online gambling group Betsson has received an operator licence from the Commission for its Mr Smith and Betsafe brands.
A company spokesman said that Betsson considers the design of the local licensing system in the UK to be sustainable, well-planned, and forward looking, and hence in line with Betsson’s strategy to apply for licenses in countries where the company is active and the license system is commercially viable.
“We encourage that other European countries that are currently re-regulating will look closer at, and get inspired by the UK model,” said Magnus Silfverberg, CEO and president of Betsson AB.