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Isle of Man to issue B2B supplier licenses

The Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission (GSC) will begin issuing new B2B software supplier licenses after receiving high demand from companies to certify their games and platforms.

The GSC’s Software Supplier Licence (B2B) has been developed over the past few months and will maintain the same high standards as the Isle of Man-licensed operators they supply their games to.

As part of the licensing process, suppliers must have their games tested and certified. Once verified by the regulator, the games can then be placed on the GSC games registry.

While the license is not mandatory to supply software to Isle of Man-licensed operators, any games on the registry can be used by licensees without the GSC requesting an additional testing certificate.

The regulator said that this would drastically speed up the time it takes software suppliers to integrate their games with operators.

“We have received a high volume of requests from software developers from around the world for us to license their games and platforms,” said Tony Ure, head of e-Gaming at Isle of Man Digital Agency. “To meet this demand, we have developed a Software Supplier Licence (B2B) that ensures software suppliers meet the same standards we expect from our operator licensees and allowing them to unlock the tremendous benefits being licensed brings.”

Mark Rutherford, deputy CEO of the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission, added: "It became clear to us that there was an opportunity to improve the system, which could make checking the fairness of games easier and faster.

“Software licensing is actually the most efficient way of achieving what we wanted and provides for greater efficiency in game deployment, lower costs and a shorter time-to-market for our existing operators.”

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