Stockholm-listed casino developer NetEnt has filed a license application with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB).

The license will enable NetEnt to offer its table games and slots portfolio to Pennsylvania-licensed casinos' online gaming operations.

Pennsylvania is the second largest US state to regulate online casino after lawmakers approved legislation legalising online gaming in October 2017, although no operators have yet gone live.

The PGCB issued its first online gaming licenses to operators in August, with Harrah’s Casino Philadelphia, Parx, Mount Airy Resort Casino, Hollywood Casino, and SugarHouse so far approved to operate online.

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Valley Forge Casino Resort, Rivers Casino, Live! Hotel and Casino Philadelphia, and Presque Isle Downs are still pending approval, with the state's remaining iGaming licenses now being made available to out-of-state operators.

The regulated Pennsylvania iGaming market is expected to go live before the end of this year.

"We are excited to continue our strategic expansion in the US. We have enjoyed success in New Jersey and believe that this will continue in Pennsylvania," said NetEnt Americas managing director Erik Nyman.

"We will launch with a mix of our table games, video slots, jackpot games and unique features like free spins that have been greatly appreciated by our customers and their players. Our ambition is to be live in Pennsylvania as soon as the market opens."

Shares in NetEnt AB (STO:NET-B) were trading up 1.59 per cent at SEK36.97 per share in Stockholm Wednesday morning.

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