Stakelogic and Jelly secure Swedish approval
The licences will bring both developers in line with a change in regulations from 1 July, whereby providers of games require a licence from regulator Spelinspektionen to continue offering content in the country.
Stakelogic’s licence covers its classic and video slots games, while its live dealer subsidiary, Stakelogic Live, will also be able to work with licensed operators in Sweden.
“Sweden is an important market for us and we are thrilled to be among the first to secure a supplier licence for both Stakelogic and Stakelogic Live,” Stakelogic chief executive Stephan van den Oetelaar said.
“We are super focused on regulated markets, so securing this approval has been a priority for us and we are delighted to be among the first round of providers to have been given the green light by the regulator.”
Meanwhile, Jelly will also be able to continue to supply its slot games to licensed operators. The new Swedish licence adds to the permit that the developer already held in the UK.
“We have some very strong titles set to roll off our production line in H2 and to be able to make these available to licensed operators in core markets, such as Sweden, is a major driver of growth for the business,” Jelly chief operating officer Phil Collins said.
“Operating in regulated markets is key for Jelly; it gives the company further credibility and recognition and opens the door to new operator partnerships.”
Stakelogic and Jelly join a raft of other developers to have secured approval in Sweden in recent weeks, with other suppliers licensed in the country including Octoplay, state-owned former monopoly Svenska Spel and Comeon brand Co-Gaming.
Sweden B2B licences
The gaming software licences are to be a requirement for any B2B business who continues its relationships with operators in Sweden.
The new requirement – which was passed by the Swedish legislature in November – is intended to help throttle the development of the black market in Sweden by restricting the unlicensed operator sector’s access to providers.