Romania steps up certification process through new licences

Romania steps up certification process through new licences

Friday, April 29, 2016 Totally Gaming
Andrew Rosewarne said NMi's involvement will aid operators in the Romanian market

Operators can begin to confirm their long-term future in Romania after the country’s gaming regulator awarded its first certification and auditing Class 2 licences to NMi and GLI.

The development, along with the release of an order earlier this week which officially defines the scope of the certification and audit, now gives licensees the opportunity to begin the process of obtaining permanent validation, with many temporary permits due to expire in July and August.

Romania is already home to more than 5,000 betting shops and 70,000 slot machines, and Andrew Rosewarne, director of NMi's gaming division, said the country is a source of great excitement for the industry.

"NMi has been operating in highly-regulated jurisdictions for years now with their corresponding investment costs,” Rosewarne said. “Our many loyal customers appreciate our level of service and breadth of coverage and we are now in a position to provide straightforward transfers of approval to Romania.

“The awarding of Class 2 licences in Romania is the culmination of a lengthy and time-consuming process for NMi's regulatory team, but the experience of achieving approval in more than 25 igaming jurisdictions has stood us in good stead.”

TotallyGaming.com says: “There is certainly a buzz around the Romanian market, as was shown at last year’s WrB Eastern Europe event in Bucharest. The potential challenges of the market will certainly be lessened by the involvement of global operators such as NMi and GLI.”

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