Online Gambling Expands in Romania
The online gambling landscape has been changing in Romania as the country passed new gambling regulations last year, opening up the market to operators. More changes are expected in the coming year with 888 preparing to launch their new gambling service on September 1, after having been awarded a gambling license last September. At the same time, the Romanian National Gaming Office has awarded two Class II gaming licenses to IGT.
888 will offer casino, poker and sportsbook services via a single account through their 888.ro website. The website will be fully localised, allowing players to access the website in their own language and currency.
“888 has been one of the world’s leading and trusted gambling operators for almost two decades, powered by our award-winning proprietary software and services,” stated Itai Frieberger, chief executive of 888.
“Our flagship brands 888poker, 888casino and 888sport operate in several regulated markets around the world, including the United Kingdom, Spain and Denmark and have been an online destination of choice in these markets for years.”
“We aim to offer 888.ro to Romanian players as a global brand with a unique, local flavour.”
At the same time, IGT announced at the end of last week that they were awarded two Class II licenses for platform management and software provision by the National Gaming Office in the country.
“The granting of these licenses in Romania further enhances the IGT group’s presence in key regulated markets and extends our support for our customers’ growth strategy,” commented Gianluca Ballocci, vice president of commercial interactive sales and B2C operations for IGT. “We look forward to delivering the industry’s most robust game portfolio and well-known IGT game content to operators and players throughout Romania.”
March 30, 2017