NetEnt and German gaming producer Gauselmann’s subsidiary Merkur Gaming Italia have entered into a licencing agreement where NetEnt will distribute gaming content to the Italian Comma 6a retail market. The Italian Comma 6a market is the single largest gaming market in Europe with over 350,000 regulated machines currently installed.
Merkur gaming Italia currently has approximately 3,000 Comma 6a machines installed in Italy and more than 8,000 employees. This agreement will initially cover two popular NetEnt games Starburst and Eggomatic with the launch of the games expected to be by the first quarter of 2017.
Chief of European market operations and MD of NetEnt Malta Ltd Enrico Bradamante had this to say: “I’m very excited about working together with Gauselmann. This partnership combines our vast online gaming experience and award-winning digital games with one of the world leaders in the land-based gaming machine industry.”
MD of Merkur Gaming Italia Roberto Migliozzi added:“I’m delighted to announce that NetEnt games content will soon be available in our games portfolio of Italian Comma 6a machines, and I’m confident that players will be amazed by the quality of these games. NetEnt is a valued partner and I’m thrilled that we are now able to offer their games to Italian consumers.”