iGaming Business – Gaming content supplier Realistic Games has become one of the first producers of slots and table games to be granted a remote gambling software operating licence by the UK Gambling Commission.

Realistic Games have now secured the necessary licensing to comply with the new Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act, which passed into law earlier in the summer and is due to be activated in October 2014.

The Act requires operators that provide remote gambling services to British consumers to obtain a UK licence. From January 2015, the suppliers to these operators will also be required to have a UK licence.

In February, Realistic Games secured a B2B remote gambling licence in Gibraltar, and the company now supplies content to the likes of bet365, BetVictor, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and William Hill.