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Romania – Prima Networks obtains Romania licences

By - 23 June 2016

Prima Networks, powered by Microgaming, has been awarded Class II licences by Romania’s gambling regulator, Oficiul Național pentru Jocuri de Noroc (ONJN), ahead of the regulated market opening later this month.

The licences cover the ‘manufacture and distribution of specialised gaming software’ and ‘game platform management and hosting facilities’.

A number of Romanian and .com operators are now preparing to take Microgaming’s Quickfire platform live in Romania. Supporting hundreds of games on desktop and mobile, Quickfire is designed for rapid deployment and seamless integration.

The licences obtained by Prima Networks can also be used to supply poker and fully hosted casino solutions. Established to deliver Microgaming’s proprietary software to new and existing regulated markets, Prima Networks assists operators entering these highly competitive markets, providing them with the products and services they need to adhere to strict compliance requirements. Microgaming’s proprietary software is now live in more than 12 regulated European markets, including Spain, Italy, Belgium, Denmark and Bulgaria.

Loraine Schoevers, Director of Prima Networks Limited, 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.”

Success in Romania followed trhe announcement comig out of The Netherlands that Prima Networks has signed a letter of intent to be the primary provider of casino and exclusive supplier of poker to the newly merged Dutch gambling organisation, Nederlandse Staatsloterij / De Lotto, once regulations for online gaming permit them to go live.

The company entered a competitive tender process for this contract in early 2015. Impressed with the software, company culture and focus on building lasting relationships, the Malta-based company was triumphant in securing the contract. Prima Networks will supply Microgaming’s market-leading casino games on desktop and mobile via the Quickfire platform, as well as Microgaming’s well-respected poker software, which is feature-rich and delivers player-friendly tournaments and promotions.

Once integrated with the Quickfire platform, the new Dutch Lottery (its new name will be announced this summer) will also gain access to 3rd party content from over 20 development partners. The entire range of Microgaming and development partner content is accessible through a single integration.

Loraine Schoevers explained: “Following a competitive and in-depth tender process, we were delighted to be chosen by Nederlandse Staatsloterij / De Lotto as their preferred casino and poker supplier. We are well versed in regulated markets and working with state lotteries, and winning this contract strengthens Prima Networks’ and Microgaming’s position in the European regulated market. While we wait for the Dutch market to open, we’re busy getting the bespoke solution for the newly merged organisation ready, for when we can launch.”

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