PokerStars has solidified its presence in Greece as it gains a full licence from the Hellenic Gaming Commission for a range of its brands.

Wazdan has followed up its recent Belarus and New Jersey entries by securing Greek certification, which will see the slot supplier proceed into its 16th jurisdiction.

This comes after the firm received its manufacturer A1 suitability licence from the Hellenic Gaming Commission, as Wazdan lauds the region as “Europe’s most coveted regulated markets”. 

The accreditation will see many of the supplier’s products hit the Greek market, headlined by Hold the Jackpot titles, the Power of Gods series, including Power of Gods: the Pantheon, and further titles such as 9 Lions and Larry the Leprechaun. On September 8, Wazdan will release another Greek-themed game in Power of Gods: Hades.

The Hellenic Gaming Commission opened the licensing process in Greece in October 2020 after the Greek parliament passed a new gambling reform bill in 2019. 

The online gambling reforms were part of a wider package, called Invest in Greece, that included legislation intended to streamline environmental and planning regulations. The regulated igaming market in Greece is officially open from August 2021. 

Andrzej Hyla, head of sales at Wazdan, said: “We are delighted to receive our Greek licence as we continue to focus on our expansion in regulated markets.

“We’re very proud to receive our 16th independent market certification, and we are very eager to see how our games are received in this exciting market.”

Wazdan becomes the latest among an array of group’s to detail Greek entry in recent weeks, following in the footsteps of Red Rake Gaming, EveryMatrix’s winmasters, Yggdrasil, Iforium, Playson, Pariplay, Kalamba Games, Betixon, 1X2 Network, Slotegrator, SoftSwiss, Oryx Gaming, and Hacksaw Gaming, among others.