Swedish casino games developer NetEnt has strengthened its presence in the regulated UK and Italian gaming markets with a new partnership with operator Gala Coral.

NetEnt said that the deal was “yet another” customer partnership focusing on two of its key regulated markets in Europe, Italy and the UK.

The company will deliver its casino games to Gala Coral’s top brands - Coral, Galabingo and Galacasino.

“This is a very important partnership that will further strengthen our position on the UK market,” said Enrico Bradamante, managing director of NetEnt Malta and chief of European market operations. “I am confident that our world-class thrilling games will be much appreciated by Gala Coral´s players.”

Gala Coral’s gaming director Mark Kemp added: “NetEnt’s award-winning games will complement our already strong content portfolio across mobile and desktop in all three of our brands. Our gaming customer numbers and mobile revenues continue to grow as we constantly strengthen the breadth and quality of our mobile gaming content.”

In related news, NetEnt announced today the launch of its newest slot, Sparks.

The slot has been built with a mobile first mindset, and has a number of unique features that include a Win One Way mode and the Win Both Ways mode. These allow players to interact with the game and choose which mode of play to activate.

A neon-themed range of color schemes provide a distinctive feel to each playing option. It is a 5-reel, 3-row, 20-line video slot featuring Wild substitutions and the brand new Expanding Cloning Wild.

“Sparks is a captivating and energetic slot that delivers excitement and anticipation to the reels in equal measure,” said NetEnt chief product officer Simon Hammon.

Shares in NetEnt AB (Co. Data) (OMX:NET-B) are currently trading at SEK403.50 per share in Stockholm this morning.