Wazdan has been enabled to offer games through Swedish operators, with the acquisition of certification in the country.
The certification means Wazdan is now fully certified in Sweden and has already utilised its games through existing Swedish partners, including Kindred, Mr Green, Hero Gaming, and more.
Andrzej Hyla, Head of Sales at Wazdan commented: “We are excited to announce our Swedish certification, which allows us to strengthen our position in the Swedish market and expand the reach of our games through our existing operators. The Swedish certification opens up doors for our team to increase what we offer our partners, and also to develop new relationships with operators to bring Wazdan high-quality games to the Swedish players.”
The Swedish Gambling Authority began to accept license applications under a new law, earlier this year, in an effort to liberalise the gambling market and open it up to private actors. Before this, gambling activities were state-owned and had come under criticism from the European Commission for being monopolised.
Online, however, under EU law, Swedes had been able to play at online casinos for some time, but in 2018, the government agreed to follow Denmark’s lead and open up the market.
The Swedish Gambling Authority is the authority tasked with ensuring the legality, safety and reliability of the Swedish gaming and gambling market. The group’s role is to provide consumers with the tools for fair gaming by maintaining a transparent and balanced gaming market, as well as reducing the potentially harmful social effects.
Opening up the market is not just good for game producers, like Wazdan, it is also positive for the players. The main objective under the gambling re-regulation is to create a safer market, with particular focus placed on improving consumer protection, and game security. With this, players will be able to pause their accounts easily, and there will be increased punishments for illegal gambling activities and match-fixing.
Wazdan continues to grow in the regulated markets, with licenses including the MGA, the UKGC, Romania and Curacao. The company is also certified to offer its products in Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.