Are online slot machines licensed?

Online slot machines are licensed since all software developers need a remote gambling software operating license. The software operating license allows developers to install, supply, manufacture, or adapt gambling software via remote communication. Online slot developers are allowed via gambling software licenses to supply gambling software via downloads or secure file transmission.

Gambling software manufacturers or suppliers of online gambling software must hold an operating licence in order to supply online operators and is jurisdiction limited according to the licenses they obtain.

Can software developers obtain multiple licenses?

Software developers can obtain multiple licenses when it comes to world-renowned software developers such as NetEnt, they hold an array of licenses to be able to supply their casino games to operators in several jurisdictions. NetEnt is authorised, regulated and licensed by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch, Belgium Gaming Commission, Gibraltar Gambling Commission, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, Malta Gaming Authority, La Direccion General de Ordenacion del Juego, Oficiul Nationa pentru Jocuri de Noroc and the UK Gambling Commission.

Software developers such as RealTime Gaming, Konami, Rival, BetSoft, Konami, Visionary iGaming, Pragmatic Play, and Sheriff Gaming are unable to provide casino slots or any other gambling games to citizens of the United Kingdom since they do not hold a UK Gambling Commission license.

Can software developers lose their license due to unethical behaviour?

Software developers can lose their license due to unethical behaviour and several have closed due to either being pushed out of the market, license issues or for fraudulent operating. BetSoft Gaming was one of the big names in online gambling and to some extent is still one of the bigger developers, although due to unethical and potentially illegal practices they company lost their UKGC license. By following the history of BetSoft players can feel positive that licensing authorities are constantly checking, monitoring and doing everything possible to ensure players enjoy gaming in a fair and regulated environment. BetSoft Gaming’s Alderney Gambling Commission was suspended in 2014 and even though no reason was publicised most believe it is due to the developer offering games to players from the US, which is a direct breach of the Commission’s regulations.

Investigations also revealed other unethical operations from BetSoft who operated non-random Keno games and they could not proof gaming authenticity via testing certificates, which is the main reason why BetSoft games will probably, never be available to players from the UK.

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Doug is a passionate Slot fan and an expert in the gaming industry and has written extensively about online slot games and various other related information pertaining to online slots. In his spare time, he enjoys time with friends and family, reading, travelling, and of course, playing the slots.