NetEnt Americas LLC has been approved by the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB), British Columbia’s gaming regulator, as supplier to the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), the province’s only licensed gaming and lottery operator.

A Crown corporation, the BCLC is owned by the province of British Columbia. Revenues from the Kamloops-headquartered BCLC go towards supporting communities, education, and health care. The Canadian gaming market in each of the country’s 10 provinces is regulated through a separate licensing system. By population, the third largest Canadian province is British Columbia, with approximately 4.6 million inhabitants. Vancouver is the province’s largest city. The BCLC has provided government sanctioned lottery games in British Columbia since 1985 and currently has agreements in place with more than 20 service providers at over 40 locations in British Columbia.

NetEnt President and CEO, Per Eriksson, said via the press release, “I am very pleased that we have reached yet another important milestone in our expansion on regulated markets. We are the online casino supplier with the largest presence on regulated markets in terms of number of licenses and certifications that we hold, and entering the province of British Columbia in Canada is another important step for us.”

NetEnt Americas LLC is a US subsidiary of NetEnt AB (publ), a leading digital entertainment company, which provides premium gaming solutions to the most successful online casino operators in the world. NetEnt was founded in 1996 and launched its first NetEnt Casino in 2002, its first mobile game in 2011, Live Casino in 2013, and by 2014, had handled 21.4 billion transactions. In 2015, NetEnt entered the US market and today has a global presence with offices in Sweden, Malta, Ukraine, Gibraltar, Poland and the USA. In 2009 NetEnt listed on Nasdaq OMX (NET-B) and currently employs some 900 people in Stockholm, Kiev, Malta, Gibraltar, Gothenburg, and New Jersey.

It’s been a busy year for the online gambling software developer. Recently,  NetEnt AB launched The Challenge, a unique marketing campaign designed to “help cement” its reputation as a “leader and innovator in the tech sector” while positioning it as a “first choice for top talent in a highly competitive field,” and give the gaming industry an opportunity to learn more about its corporate culture and values.