Earlier this week, the United Kingdom Gambling Commission granted Realistic Games a Remote Gambling Software Operating Licence and is now one of a select few producers of online slots and tables games to be awarded such a permit.
Realistic Games supplies many of the United Kingdom’s online casinos with slots, table games, servers, and back office services including bet365, Betfred, BetVictor, Boylesports, Ladbrokes, Stan James and William Hill.
The company, which is registered in Oxfordshire, received two gongs at the recent eGR Awards, picking up titles in Innovation in Slot Provision and Innovation in Mobile categories.
Speaking on behalf of Realistic Games, the company’s commercial director, Andy Harris, said: “There are many things for our customers to attend to as a result of the introduction of the Act, so getting our licensing in place early gives them one less thing to worry about.
“Furthermore, we hope that it provides potential customers with another positive reason to choose Realistic Games as a new supplier partner.
“This licence represents a significant step for us. We’ve worked closely with the Gambling Commission throughout the application process and have now passed the most stringent tests of probity and due diligence.
“Just as importantly, we are ahead of most of our rivals. As we are already compliant with the new regulations we’ll not be caught up in any last minute scramble to gain licences or comply with the new regulations.”
The new Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act received Royal Assent in May 2014, with the UK Gambling Commission expected to begin enforcing the law from September 1, 2014. Under the new law, offshore operators must apply for a license if they wish to continue offering their services to customers based in the UK.
From January 2015, these offshore operators’ supplied must also be licensed in the UK, too.