|Swedish Games Corp. has become the first government-owned gaming company to launch a poker site. The site was developed by Boss Media and is to be launched on March 30. In the wake of this, it is widely expected that more government gaming companies will follow in Svenska Spelís footsteps and launch their own sites appear in the near future. |
In total, there are about 140 World Lottery Association (WLA) government-owned licensed gaming companies and Svenska Spel is a pioneer among WLA operators in online gaming.
Johan Berg, President of Boss Media, said, 'There are more companies in the starting blocks and they are well aware of our role in the development of this poker site and how important it is that the system supplier is the right one.'
Svenska Spel received approval from the government to be the first Swedish gaming company in November 2005 and preparatory work was undertaken at full speed to create a world-class poker site in terms of entertainment and gaming responsibility.
Johan Berg continued, 'Gaming responsibility is a critical factor for the government-owned licensed gaming companies. Our solution is clearly more advanced that what is available on the market today. It creates greater security for the end-users as well as for the gaming company since they gain increased control of the gaming operations.'