Pariplay set for Romania move with new licence

18 July 2019

Pariplay, the igaming platform and content developer, has secured a Class II gaming licence in Romania.

The permit, issued by local regulator the National Gambling Office, will allow the B2B provider to supply its range of online casino games to the regulated market via its Pariplay FUSION aggregation platform.

Operators licensed in Romania can use the platform to access Pariplay’s own portfolio of content, as well as games from third-party suppliers. Video slots, scratch cards and instant win titles are among the games available through Pariplay FUSION.

Richard Mintz, commercial and marketing director at Pariplay, said the supplier has already lined up a number of major Romanian operators for its tailored aggregation services.

“Acquiring the Romanian gaming licence is another key milestone in Pariplay’s overall growth,” Mintz said. “With Pariplay FUSION, which offers a seamless and simple integration, we’re able to equip our partners with edgy products and enhanced features to elevate players’ gaming experiences.”

Earlier this month, Gaming Innovation Group also secured a licence to offer its services in Romania. Licensed operators in the country are subject to a new 2% monthly turnover tax, which has been imposed in addition to existing licence and authorisation requirements.

Last month, it was revealed that online gaming solutions provider Aspire Global had agreed a deal to acquire GMS Entertainment Limited, the parent company of Pariplay, for a fee of €13.1m (£11.8m/$14.7m).

Both parties expect the deal to go through in the third quarter of this year, with Aspire Global saying that while it will have a positive effect on its EBITDA from 2020, it is unlikely to have an impact on its 2019 results.

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