GiG secures Romanian affiliate marketing licence

3 July 2019

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has secured a new licence to begin offering its affiliate marketing services in the regulated Romanian gambling market.

The Class II licence, issued by the National Gambling Office (ONJN), will enable the GiG Media Services division to refer traffic to both online casino and sportsbook operators that hold licences to operate in the country.

The Media Services arm operates GiG’s media assets, publishing and paid media teams, and GiG has said the launch in Romania will enable the vertical to take advantage of its proprietary technology.

The operator has also said that securing the new Romanian licence fits in with its ongoing strategy of expanding into regulated markets around the world.

“We are expanding into another regulated market where we will be able to utilise the full range of marketing channels available across both the sports and casino verticals,” GiG chief operating officer, Richard Brown, said.

“Romania is still a developing market and with good projected underlying growth in the online sector which has accelerated in the last couple of years.”

Confirmation of the Romanian permit comes after GiG this week also secured two new licences in Spain, covering both its online casino and sports betting activities.

In January, the Romanian government introduced a new 2% monthly turnover tax for online gambling operators licensed in the country. The new tax has been imposed in addition to existing licence and authorisation requirements.

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