Wazdan, a UK casino supply and igaming provider, has been granted a Lottery i-Gaming Interim Supplier Licence in West Virginia. It’s a move that expands the company’s US footprint and places it in the center of the US online gambling boom in a state that’s struggled to come up with an igaming scheme that can pass muster with state lawmakers.
With their Lottery i-Gaming Interim Supplier License in hand, Wazdan is free to begin offering its wares to West Virginia operators. Under West Virginia law, igaming operators must partner with an existing land-based casino in order to serve the Mountain State market. It’s unclear at this point which existing, land-based operator Wazdan plans on teaming with.
Wazdan is just one of many igaming operators looking to establish a foothold in the booming US market. The company is already operating in New Jersey, where online casino games are a huge hit, and is hoping to secure regulatory approval to operate in Michigan and Pennsylvania in the near future. Internationally, Wazdan is already approved for operations in Greece and Belarus.
In a recent statement to the press, Wazdan CEO Michal Imiolek remarked on the opportunities available in the US igaming market saying,
“The US market continues to hit incredible heights and it’s a market we’ve already enjoyed some success in. Gaining our West Virginia licence is an important milestone for us, and we’re extremely eager to see what we can accomplish in the state.
“With so much more on the horizon for us in North America, it is a hugely exciting time for Wazdan, and we look forward to achieving even more in the US.”