Microgaming-powered software provider Prima Networks is the latest supplier to be awarded an online gaming licence by Romania’s gambling regulator, Oficiul Național pentru Jocuri de Noroc (ONJN).

The company said that the Class 2 licences cover the manufacture and distribution of specialised gaming software and game platform management and hosting facilities.

The licences can also be used to supply poker and fully hosted casino solutions.

As a result, a number of Romanian and .com operators are now preparing to take Microgaming’s Quickfire platform live in Romania when the regulated market opens later this month, the supplier explained.

Loraine Schoevers, director of Prima Networks, commented: “Romania will be an important market for us, so we are delighted to have secured the necessary licences to supply content there.

“Prima Networks was established to meet the needs of operators wanting to enter regulated markets such as Romania, and we are committed to ensuring that the software and services we provide satisfy all regulatory requirements. Romania is an exciting market for both operators and software suppliers.”

The ONJN has now issued 119 Class 2 licences to a wide variety of iGaming software suppliers including the likes of NYX Gaming, Playtech, Vermantia and NetEnt.
Romania's new gambling regulations were passed in March, establishing a clear legislative framework for land-based and online operators, with the first approvals awarded that month.

Nineteen operator licences have so far been issued including Betfair, 888, Sportingbet, Unibet, Superbet, Favbet, NetBet, and Mozzartbet.