Jake Banks | 19 Feb 2019

NetEntSome very exciting news trending on casino news headlines this week is that software supplier and distributor NetEnt has been granted a permanent license from the New Jersey gaming regulatory body, namely the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE). The license, officially described as a Casino Service Industry Enterprise License, enables the supplier to provide casino games to all operators in the state on a permanent basis.

The developer had already applied for the right to do so back in September of 2015, and via its US subsidiary, namely NetEnt Americas LLC. The entity was successful in its application and was granted an on-condition transitional license that could be used whilst the full-license application was being reviewed. NetEnt had obviously managed to impress as well as comply, as its long-term presence in the market has now been affirmed and secured by the permanent permit.

It’s A First For NetEnt

The license is NetEnt’s first online gaming license to be granted by a US state, and marks a milestone in the company’s growth and development as a recognized industry leader. The corporation’s punch line and motto, Better Gaming, really is an accurate reflection of what is at the heart of its many development projects.

Erik Nyman, MD for NetEnt Americas, spoke excitedly about the company’s success in achieving yet another important goal. Nyman said that the New Jersey license would hopefully be the first of many more to come in the US, and that if and when other states regulated their online gambling sectors, the developer would be first in line to offer its services to those states too.

No Damper On The Proceedings

The re-consideration of the US Wire Act has been the thorn in the shoe of many corporations in all sectors of the online casino industry in the United States. Some service providers have indicated that they were not willing to invest time and money in local casino-based industries until such time as full clarity has been established as to the way forward.

But NetEnt’s Therese Hillman has been quite resolute about the entire matter. She said that the company had been following the developments quite closely, and that in NetEnt’s opinion, there’s no immediate cause for concern.