A Look Back At 2022: Game Developers That Acquired UK Licences

Game Developers With UK Licences 2022

Mobile casinos would be nothing without the slew of game developers and providers powering them.

A majority of the UK’s mobile casinos are powered by the same big-name developers – NetEnt, Play’n GO, Pragmatic Play, and Games Global, to name a few – but several new studios acquired licences from the UK Gambling Commission this year, allowing them to provide you with their games.

Learn all about the studios that acquired UK licenses this year below, including some information on the titles they’ve launched so far.


Swintt is a game developer based in Malta that was founded back in 2019 and has quickly established itself as a sought-after game provider, particularly after winning the ‘Rising Star in Casino Innovation/Software’ at the 2021 SBC Awards.

The studio offers a wide range of video slots with unique themes and gameplay mechanics, including the popular XtraHold, XtraLock, and XtraWays mechanics, which all change how video slots are played and provide you with a chance to land bigger wins.

Alongside video slots, Swintt also offers a total of four live casino games; Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette, and Tiger Bonus Baccarat. All games have been designed for mobile and feature experienced dealers with the latest tech for a quality experience.

Swintt acquired a UK licence in September 2022 and launched in the UK with three initial games; Aloha Spirit XtraLock, Candy Hold, and Mystic Bear. The three were then joined by The Crown and other titles.

Stakelogic Live

Stakelogic Live is a subsidiary of slot provider Stakelogic, and the firm obtained a UK licence in August 2022.

Immediately after acquiring the licence, the firm signed an agreement with Relax Gaming, allowing the aggregator to provide the studio’s live games to mobile casinos within the UK market.

The firm’s live casino games are streamed from dedicated studios located in Malta and the Netherlands, and they all feature professional dealers with high-definition cameras.

Stakelogic Live offers numerous live variations of traditional table games, including Roulette, European Roulette, American Blackjack, Auto Roulette, and numerous more. All follow the usual gameplay rules but can come with additional features and mechanics to mix things up.


Spinomenal acquired a UK gambling licence in August 2022, and the studio, which was founded back in 2014, immediately launched its casino games with UK-based mobile casinos.

As we reported, some of the titles made available included Book Of Sirens, Easter Gifts, Demi Gods III, Wacky Monkey, and numerous more, all of which come with unique themes and gameplay mechanics.

The developer has helped provide mobile casinos with a curated selection of unique mobile-friendly games, particularly as the studio launches up to three new titles a month, making it one of the fastest-growing developers in the industry!

PopOK Gaming

PopOK Gaming is a relatively new development studio that was founded back in 2019. Since then, the studio has worked hard to provide casinos and players with diverse, unique, and accessible casino games.

The developer has released a slew of video slots, table games and live casino content. The titles all come with varying themes and gameplay mechanics, and some of the firm’s big titles include Temple Of Heroes, Flaming Fruit, Flaming Phoenix, Gold Of Egypt, and numerous more.

PopOK Gaming acquired a licence from the Gambling Commission in July 2022 and launched a selection of games with operators, including 20 Hot Bar, Yummy, Sultan’s Tale, Diamond Flash, Los Apaches, and more.

Leap Gaming

Finally, Malta-based developer Leap Gaming acquired a licence for the UK in June 2022.

The studio specialises in providing casino operators with video slots, lottery games, table games, and unique sports-based content too. The games all benefit from varying themes and diverse gameplay mechanics not available anywhere else.

As we reported, the studio launched in the UK with titles like GangStar, Party Fruits, Wild Gods, Santa’s Gifts, and so much more too.

Since its launch in the United Kingdom, Leap Gaming has formed partnerships with big-name operators like BoyleSports to grow its player reach across the nation.