- XLMedia is commencing activities in Romania, having been granted a Class 2 License from the Romanian National Gambling Office allowing it to operate as an online gambling affiliate.

Following the license award, XLMedia said it had completed its first acquisition of publishing assets focused on Romania.

In May 2015, the Romanian regulator introduced strict gambling regulations whereby online operators and related service providers, both domestic and international, are required to be fully licensed in order to operate in the region.

The license granted to XLMedia enabled it to advertise locally licensed online gambling operators, which included many of the company's existing clients who were present in Romania.

"Following the license process, the Group actively identified potential acquisition targets and today announces the acquisition of a portfolio of websites offering online betting and gambling content, including, for a total consideration of approximately $1.0m," it said.

"The award of the license followed by the acquisition in Romania is further proof of XLMedia delivering on its stated strategy to diversify its geographical reach with strong presence in regulated markets.

"XLMedia will continue to operate its performance based model in Romania, to ensure the Company is aligned with its customers in delivering the most valuable end users."

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