NetEnt has signed a licensing agreement with Gauselmann’s subsidiary Merkur Gaming Italia to provide gaming content to the Italian Comma 6a retail market, and enable distribution of games to machines owned by other companies.
The Italian Comma 6a market is the single largest gaming machine market in Europe with over 350,000 regulated machines available, including approximately 3,000 installed in Italy for Merkur Gaming Italia, a member of the German-based Gauselmann Group with more than 8,000 employees.
Initially, the agreement covers two famous NetEnt games, Starburst and Eggomatic, with the games expected to be launched by the first quarter of 2017.
Enrico Bradamante, Chief of European Market Operations and MD of NetEnt Malta Ltd, said: “I’m very excited about working together with Gauselmann. This partnership combines our vast online gaming experience and award-winning digital games with one of the world leaders in the land-based gaming machine industry.”
Roberto Migliozzi, MD of Merkur Gaming Italia, added: “I’m delighted to announce that NetEnt games content will soon be available in our games portfolio of Italian Comma 6a machines, and I’m confident that players will be amazed by the quality of these games. NetEnt is a valued partner and I’m thrilled that we are now able to offer their games to Italian consumers.”