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Casino content developer Wazdan has embarked upon an expansion of its reach across the Nordic region, after receiving certification to enter the Swedish market.

Re-regulating at the start of the year under the Spelinspektionen, the Swedish gambling regulator, Wazdan has quickly followed up its permittance to proceed by offering games through a number of operators.

The firm has enabled its games through existing Swedish partners, including Kindred Group, Mr Green, Hero Gaming and more, with the country representing the latest strain in Wazdan’s global expansion ambitions.

Licenses held via the Malta Gaming Authority and UK Gambling Commission have been added to with similar approvals in both Romania and Curacao, with its new certification joining manoeuvres made in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

Through quashing its monopoly and opening up the market, following the lead of Denmark, the Swedish Gambling Authority’s main objective is creating a safe and secure entity, with a particular focus placed on improving consumer protection and game security

This latest move by Wazdan continues a busy period of late, with the firm adding a content-based deal alongside online casino and sportsbook operator Betzest last week to a number of similar such agreements

Andrzej Hyla, head of sales at Wazdan, said of the new market entry: “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”.

At the start of the month eight online gaming operators were penalised SEK 42.2m (£3.5m) by the Swedish regulator, after being found to have permitted betting on sporting events where the majority of participants were under 18 years of age.