Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Design Works Gaming Group Granted UK Gambling Commission License

Design Works Gaming Group

The Design Works Gaming (DWG) Group has been granted a gambling license from the UK Gambling Commission.

The game provider announced the news this week, revealing that it was finally granted a license from the UK Gambling Commission, allowing the firm to finally launch its games in the United Kingdom by providing online casinos in the jurisdiction with its games as well as gamification tools.

DWG is an independent game studio that was founded back in 2005 and has been responsible for developing dozens of popular games including Wonders Of Africa, Bear Tracks, Komodo Dragon, Tiger Palace, Wealthy Pig, Petsburgh, Super Surprise, Ahmun Ra, and many more.

Now that the firm is finally allowed to offer its games to residents in the United Kingdom, the firm believes it will be signing content agreements with casino operators within the coming months, in order to reach new players and enhance the casino operator’s selection of games.

DWG UK CEO Andy Harris said in a statement: “We are delighted to have been granted our GB license, which marks a very important milestone in our development as an international provider of casino content. Being licensed by the Gambling Commission is the start of an exciting period for DWG, and we are confident that with our portfolio of varied and validated content we will hit the ground running as look to gain serious traction on this side of the Atlantic.”

New UK Gambling Licensees

The news comes just weeks after software provider Hacksaw Gaming announced that it too had been granted a license by the UK Gambling Commission, allowing it to offer its games to various UK-based online casinos. The provider launched back in 2018 and has so far released two slots Stick ‘Em and Diamond Rush.

Hacksaw Gaming has already established agreements with various online casinos around the world including LeoVegas Casino, Videoslots, Multilotto, Betsson, and Wildz Casino. It’s expected that Hacksaw Gaming, along with DWG, will begin to launch at UK-based casino sites over the coming months.

Marcus Cordes, Hacksaw Gaming’s Chief Operating Officer, said in a statement: “This is a huge step for us as a company, the UKGC is known to have strict regulations to comply with so having the license granted to us represents a significant milestone. In just under a year we have managed to secure both MGA and UKGC licenses and this is just the start. Our sales team will now be focusing on branching out to UK-based customers and gaining as much exposure as possible to reach as many players across the country.”