Jumbo Interactive has announced it has been approved and issued a remote gambling software operating licence by the British Gambling Commission.

Jumbo, one of Australia’s largest digital lottery retailers through its flagship service, Oz Lotteries, will supply its proprietary software-as-a-service (SaaS) online platform to Commission-licensed operators, which in turn provide gambling and lottery services to consumers in the UK.

The software operating licence is in addition to the external lottery manager operating licences, remote and non-remote, already held through Jumbo’s UK subsidiary, Gatherwell.

Mike Veverka, CEO and Executive Director of Jumbo said: “We are delighted to achieve this international expansion milestone which, together with our local subsidiary Gatherwell, will drive our growth strategy in the UK charities market.

“This is an important step in Jumbo expanding its footprint in the UK following the great work carried out by the Gatherwell team to date.”

The licence allows Jumbo to provide its dual offering in the UK market consisting of a pure play SaaS solution and a managed charities solution operated by Gatherwell. It also provides immediate access to an increased addressable market in the UK as it supports and powers lotteries of any size or level of sophistication.

The Australian lottery considers its immediate addressable market to be society and local authority lotteries

Jumbo also agreed to supply Western Australia’s Lotterywest, another government-owned lottery, with its online software platform and related services earlier this month.