iSoftBet and Prima set for Romania

iSoftBet and Prima set for Romania

Friday, June 24, 2016 Totally Gaming
The two suppliers are the latest to be licensed in the new market

iSoftBet and Microgaming-powered Prima Networks have become the latest suppliers to obtain licences in the newly-regulated Romanian online gaming market.

iSoftBet said its Romanian National Gambling Office (ONJN) licence, which allows it to produce and distribute gaming software, will aid its pan-European expansion, having already received permits in the UK, Spain, Italy, Denmark and Portugal. The company will initially roll out content through Netbet.ro with a selection of 50 top-performing certified games. As well as this, iSoftBet’s distributor licence allows the operator to take other certified third-party content into the jurisdiction.

iSoftBet joins the likes of Playtech, Vermantia and NetEnt, alongside payment processors Worldpay and SafeCharge in securing licences to operate in Romania. The European country’s new gambling regulations were passed in earlier this year, establishing a legislative framework for land-based and online operators.

Nir Elbaz, iSoftBet’s managing director, said: “Expanding the number of regulated markets in which we are operational is a significant part of iSoftBet’s growth plan. We regard responsible gambling as the highest priority, and work hard to deliver fair and enjoyable games for players and maximum profits for our operators.”

Meanwhile, Microgaming-powered Prima Networks has obtained Class II licences which cover the manufacture and distribution of specialised gaming software and game platform management and hosting facilities.

Prima Networks can also use the licence to supply poker and fully hosted casino solutions.

Loraine Schoevers, director of Prima Networks, said: “Romania will be an important market for us, so we are delighted to have secured the necessary licences to supply content there.

“Prima Networks was established to meet the needs of operators wanting to enter regulated markets such as Romania, and we are committed to ensuring that the software and services we provide satisfy all regulatory requirements. Romania is an exciting market for both operators and software suppliers.”

TotallyGaming.com says: “As attendees at the 2015 Slot Summit in Bucharest will know already, Romania is set to become a major market of interest for operators.”

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