NetEnt Now Licensed In Pennsylvania State

By Ben Hamill - July 23 2019
NetEnt Now Licensed In Pennsylvania State

Now that Pennsylvania is officially part of the global online gaming industry, having been included as such on July 15th when online gambling was finally legalised in the state, there’s no reason why industry top dogs such as NetEnt should have waited any longer to join the now-legal party. NetEnt (or Net Entertainment) first became famous for having been one of the first developers to successfully have pulled of 3D slot games. Today, NetEnt is one of the biggest developers in the world and the games powerhouse pumps out tens of titles every year.

NetEnt made the right decision when it opted to keep its eyes fixed on the constantly evolving regulatory landscape and as such the developer already applied in March to be licensed in the New England state once the legal penny dropped, which it inevitable had to have done. NetEnt now enjoys a presence in Pennsylvania thanks to its US subsidiary LLC having been granted a licence by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

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A First-In For NetEnt

NetEnt is particularly proud of its first-in status. MD Americas Erik Nyman said that it is very welcome indeed that the market is eventually now a regulated and legalised one. Nyman pointed out that NetEnt is one of only a small band of developers being first in. He also said that he felt confident that local players would take to the developer’s award-winning online casino games, as would a duck to water.

The recently passed Gaming Expansion Bill means that the Keystone state is now the 4th US state to have legalised online gambling. The bill is extensive and allows not only for online casino games but also for online Lottery games and daily fantasy sports. In addition to these, satellite casinos were also given the go ahead, as were video games terminals (VGTs) at select truck stops in the state.

The US And Canada Too

NetEnt has been facing the many challenges posed by a highly competitive global games industry continuously repositioned thanks to regulatory changes and more, head on. The company’s focus has been on growth and expansion into more regulated world markets, including the US and also Canada. NetEnt last year successfully applied for and was granted a developer’s licence by Canada’s British Columbia province.

No longer the sinking ship it threatened to become at one stage, Therese Hillman’s firm hand of governance appears to be just what the doctor had ordered in order for business to boom once more.

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