The state Governor in Pennsylvania signed a bill legalizing online gambling in October 2017. Since then NetEnt made plan to enter the online casino gaming market in Pennsylvania. Initially it was said the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approve only 10 online casino licences. With time the number is expected to grow. However, while others wait NetEnt has swooped in and secured a provisional licence that will see it suppling online gambling sites with gaming software.
NetEnt has obtained a conditional license from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to provide its online casino content in the state’s newly regulated market. The casino gaming software company is among the online gaming products developers to be licensed, although conditionally, by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
NetEnt’s Future Plans in Pennsylvania
The Sweden based online casino software supplier applied for an Interactive Gaming Manufacturer Conditional License last September. Quite ambitious considering the bill to legalize online gambling only came into effect in October the same year. Managing Director of NetEnt Nonetheless, their enthusiasm did get them the coveted licence. Now NetEnt can provide casino gaming and other products to local casinos, as they wait for their full licence to be approved.
Since securing the licence, NetEnt has signed distribution deals with a number of local Pennsylvania gambling operators. Some of the names they have manged to snag into their portfolio of clients so far include, Penn Online Entertainment, LLC, an online gambling chapter division of Penn National Gaming. They managed to ink an agreement with Parx Casino’s online casino gaming division, Parx Online. NetEnt has partnered with GAN to deliver its games to Parx Online’s platform
THE Legalization of Online Gambling in Pennsylvania
The state of Pennsylvania went on a campaign to reform the state’s gambling industry subsequently legalizing online gambling last parts of 2017. The Wire Act of 2011 previously narrowed the range of online gambling law to sports betting. The revision of the act expands the legislation’s scope to all online gambling.
Even though gambling online is now legalized online casinos have not yet got the green light to go live yet. Going on what the state’s Gaming Control Board comments on the matter of online casinos, it is expected that online gaming will go live mid-2019.