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Rachael Price April 20, 2020 2 min read
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NetEnt Entering Colombia’s Regulated Market with Rush Street Interactive
NetEnt Americas LLC is entering the Colombian market with Rush Street Interactive.
Following the Swiss Market, NetEnt Enters the Colombian
Following the entry of NetEnt on the Swiss market earlier this month, the company is taking another step towards growing. Their plan is to expand in Colombia’s regulated iGaming market with Rush Street Interactive. Brian Kraft, head of the commercial, at NetEnt Americas LLC, has commented on the move:
We’re excited to enter the Colombian online casino market and Rust Street is a great first partner to begin this journey with“.
Kraft added that with the rapidly growing Colombian market, the company’s games will be very popular among the players. The first Colombian operator that already offers NetEnt’s games is RushBet.co. Few famous table games are already available – a couple of versions of roulette and blackjack. Rush Street Interactive General Manager for Colombia, Omar Calvo had this to add:
We are so pleased to expand our partnership with NetEnt to bring these top quality and well-known casino table games to RushBet.co players, NetEnt’s Blackjack and Roulette games are already among the most popular table games on our sites in the United States and we know players in Colombia, who appreciate top quality table game content, will love playing these games online at RushBet.co.
Colombian regulator Coljuegos Allows Live Casino Games
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread worldwide. Total cases reported for Colombia are 3792, of which some 711 patients have recovered.
This places the country far from the chart top which is led by USA with 764,000 reported cases. With the novel coronavirus pandemic in the backdrop, the Colombian regulator Coljuegos is making changes in the gambling industry. The current lockdown of the country is planned to end on April 27, unless extended further.
The regulator announced that the country’s licensed gambling operators can start offering live dealer games. This shows that Coljuegos is trying to strengthen the thinning gambling market.
All of the 16 licensed gambling operators in Colombia will be allowed to take part in the live games, providing that they follow the rules set out by the gambling regulator.
NetEnt has chosen its next growth destination well as Coljuegos also announced a package of measures designed to protect the iGaming industry. The regulator will defer fees from online casinos for a couple of months or reduce them to 50%.
Rachael is a veteran gaming journalist with over 9 years of writing experience but has only just started within the gambling industry. She has built a keen interest within the iGaming sector over the years from exposure at events and intends to translate her passion into publications here at GamblingNews.com to keep our readers updated with the latest developments.
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