The Swedish gaming developer, NetEnt, has been awarded a British Columbia gaming license. British Columbia is a Canadian province with legalized gaming available for residents and those that are visiting the area. British Columbia has 4.6 million citizens, a large number of which will be able to enjoy NetEnt’s popular games suite.
NetEnt to Offer Games in British Columbia
There is a limited amount of legal gaming allowed in British Columbia. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) is licensed to run the gaming and lottery operations that take place in the province. The BCLC makes sure to provide its residents with quality gaming that is safe and secure. NetEnt, with 20 years in the gaming industry, has shown itself to be a trustworthy gaming operator that offers its wares in legalized gaming jurisdictions.
The approval for NetEnt to offer its games to the BCLC has come from the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB) in British Columbia. The body has given approval for NetEnt Americas to supply games to the BCLC.
Per Eriksson, the Chief Executive Officer and President of NetEnt, commented on the new deal with British Columbia’s gaming authorities: “I am very pleased that we have reached yet another important milestone in our expansion on regulated markets. We are the online casino supplier with the largest presence on regulated markets in terms of number of licenses and certifications that we hold, and entering the province of British Columbia in Canada is another important step for us.”
About the BCLC and NetEnt
The BCLC is a Crown corporation. Since the provincial government owns the gaming operator, revenues go towards important needs of those that live in British Columbia. Revenues are distributed in the areas of education, health care, and community support.
In Canada, each province has its own gaming licensing system. British Columbia, with Vancouver as its largest city, is the third biggest Canadian province, with a large gaming market.
NetEnt is a digital entertainment company that provides top quality gaming solutions for casino operators around the world. The gaming software provider began operations in 1996, and has grown to be a leader in the industry. NetEnt Americas LLC is a subsidiary of NetEnt AB (publ), and is located in the United States. NetEnt has over 900 employees, with offices in Stockholm, Kiev, Gothenburg, Malta, Krakow, New Jersey and Gibraltar.