Casino gaming developer Spribe will expand its services into the UK market after being granted permission by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). 

Through its new licence, the supplier will be able to offer its services to operators also licenced in the UK. 

Spribe is based in Kiev, Ukraine, and known for a wide range of online casino gaming services. 

“A milestone moment” 

With an office in the Ukrainian capital, Spribe is also present in Northern Europe – having a separate base in Tallinn, Estonia. 

Commenting on the incoming UK launch, Spribe Managing Partner David Natroshvili had the following to say:

“Securing a UK licence is a milestone moment for Spribe, allowing us to deploy our thrilling, entertaining, and unique content to operators in the market for the first time.

“Our games offer something different and have been designed to appeal to the lucrative Millennial player. They have proved to be a big hit in other markets, and we believe they will be just as popular with players in the UK.”

A busy year for Spribe so far 

The acceptance of its UK gaming licence application follows on from other big news from Spribe in recent weeks. 

Last month, the company announced a deal with Gamingtec. Through the partnership, Spribe will extend its content portfolio. 

At the time, Spribe mentioned that its offerings had been developed “specifically for Generation Y players”. 

Changes to online casino games coming for UK gambling operators 

Spribe’s incoming UK expansion comes around the same time as the UKGC announced new changes that operators in the country will need to comply with. 

Companies will need to reduce the intensity of their slot machines, removing features that cause players to lose track of their spending. 

Operators must also slow the speed of their slot machines down. Another change will involve taking out features that could mislead players into thinking they have control over the outcome of randomly-generated games. 

Changes will come into effect from the end of October. 

Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) Chief Executive Michael Dugher spoke about the changes, and said: 

“BGC members have already introduced measures including the slowing down of spin speeds and banning several gaming features which have caused concern.  

“Among the major commitments we have already introduced are minimum game cycle speeds of 2.5 seconds, the ending of turbo play, which allows players to speed up games, and the scrapping of multi-slot play, where a player can place multiple stakes on different games at the same time.”