Internet Vikings announced Wednesday that it has become "the first iGaming and online sports betting hosting provider" to acquire a license from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, enabling the global supplier to start providing its services to the Nevada market.
CEO and founder Rickard Vikström said: "Receiving the license to operate in the Nevada market will be a game changer for Internet Vikings. It is an important online gaming and sports betting market to launch in, and we look forward to building new partnerships."
Nevada is regarded as the most competitive industry market with strong gambling traditions dating back over a century, notes the company. It was the first state in the U.S. to offer online sports betting.
Online poker is also fully legal within the jurisdiction, however, online casinos are allowed only for non-residents. In the meantime, there are social online casinos, supported by hundreds of land-based operators, available to Nevada residents who wish to play online.
Kristoffer Ottoson, the newly appointed COO of the company, said: "Being the first to be able to provide gaming specialized cloud hosting solutions in Nevada is a big achievement."
"We are pleased with our increasing presence in the U.S. iGaming supplier market. We are operating in most U.S. states where iGaming and/or online sports betting are regulated and we plan to continue expanding together with the growing market," Ottoson added.
In order to be operating in Nevada in accordance with the local legislation, Internet Vikings had to secure a client, and only then submit all supporting documentation with an estimated wait of up to 3 months for a decision.
Having recently gotten licenses in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, which have a similar process, Internet Vikings had several documents on hand and were able to submit their application shortly after.
"I and the rest of the team recognize how vital this position in Nevada is for our success in the U.S. market and anticipate many strong partnerships to come. Our plans for our Nevada clients are already set in motion, and we are preparing to expand our offerings into all upcoming states like Maryland and others," Vikström concluded.