The UK Gambling Commission has granted newly-launched game studio HitSqwad a Remote Gambling Software Licence, its first major licence.
The approval allows HitSqwad to make its online games available to operators in the UK market and forms part of the company’s “wider plans” to launch its jackpot games in core regulated markets around the world, with its first titles set to debut to players in the UK via Playzido early next year.
Charl Geyser, CEO of HitSqwad, said: “Securing our UK Gambling Commission licence is a milestone moment for HitSqwad. Not only is it our first major licence, but it allows us to launch our content into one of the world’s largest online gambling markets.
“Our strategy going forward is to now secure additional licences in other key regulated markets with the objective being to provide as many operators and their customers with access to our innovative and exciting jackpot games as possible.
“Our games and platform have been built to be flexible and customisable, allowing us to easily ensure they meet the rules and regulations in each of the markets we target. The UK is a significant market for us and the wider industry, and we are thrilled to have been given the green light to enter the fray.”
Moreover, the provider is developing a series of jackpot themes, each of which will have a family of associated games to ensure its portfolio is “varied” while also allowing operators to identify the themes and brands its customers engage with and then add more titles.
Each title will be developed with a mobile-first approach and will deliver unrivalled player engagement by providing a range of exciting features to trigger each jackpot.
The approval from the UKGC concludes a busy November for HitSqwad after the firm recently linked-up with development studia Twin Win Games, with the former receiving aid on the production of its content suite.