It's only been a few days since the developer announced the launch of slots in Lithuania, and the news about their next expansion is already out. This time they entered the Canadian market. Players in British Columbia (province of Canada) now have the opportunity to play NetEnt games.
The license of NetEnt gambling software developer was received in British Columbia last year. But only this year they managed to launch their games in this market. This was made possible thanks to an agreement with IGT, who supply the BCLC operator with their integration technology.
NetEnt slot machines will be available through BCLC (British Columbia Lottery Corporation). This is the first time that Canadians get the opportunity to play at NetEnt casinos that are licensed in their country.
BCLC is owned by The Crown Corporation and is doing very well. For the year ended March 31, 2018, the company generated 3.27 billion Canadian dollars ($2.5 billion) in revenue. This is 123 million more than in 2016-2017. Net income was CAD 1.4 billion, up CAD 61.5 million. So, there is no doubt that NetEnt has entered a rich market.
Their, probably, the main competitor today, Yggdrasil, is also expanding. But they work more in already developed markets, they simply connect new operators and it turns out that the number of Yggdrasil casinos is increasing, but within the existing markets. And NetEnt began to actively enter the new regulated markets. And this strengthens their significance around the world.