Takes its first mobile cash bet at casino in US
Nektan PLC (AIM: NKTN), a leading international B2B gaming solutions and services provider, has taken its first real-money wager in the United States following the launch of its Evolve in-venue mobile games solution.
Through Nektan's US operating subsidiary, Respin Games LLC, a tribal casino in California has gone live with Rapid GamesTM, the certified Class II (Protected Tribal Gaming Category) proprietary in-resort Bring Your Own Device mobile platform. The solution gives customers the chance to play casino games on their mobile devices whilst on-premise.
Nektan expects to roll out the platform across a further three casinos in Northern California this calendar year.
Gary Shaw, Interim CEO of Nektan, said:
"We are very pleased to have taken our first ever real-money wager in North America with an established land-based casino operator in California.
"As first movers in Class II mobile casino, our team is focused on helping the tribal land-based operators evolve into successful igaming businesses. We are leading the US Class II market at an exciting time for our industry and are well positioned to drive our technology through any number of casinos in North America."
Jim Wilkinson, Chairman of Nektan, said:
"After the strong growth delivered by Nektan during the last year in our Managed Gaming Solutions business in Europe, it is a testament to the expertise and ambition of management that the Company is establishing Respin as a market leader in mobile casino gaming in the North American market."
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Further information on Nektan can be found on the Group's website at www.nektan.com
Nektan is a leading international B2B mobile gaming solutions and services provider, operating in the regulated, interactive real money gaming (RMG) gaming space, delivering original and innovative solutions to commercial organisations that have established online audiences.
Nektan's full end-to-end technology platform, Evolve, simplifies and supports the route to mobile and desktop gaming revenues, managing the full customer experience and back-office operations, allowing commercial partners to focus on marketing the product to their consumers.
Nektan's US operating subsidiary, Respin LLC, provides US land-based casinos with in-venue mobile gaming solutions which allow operators to add mobile technology and content to their existing offerings, with products accessible to players across both cabinets and mobile devices inside the casinos. Respin has a strong intellectual property portfolio including game patents for Rapid Games™ (on-property mobile entertainment), and other captivating concepts and brands.
Nektan is headquartered in Gibraltar, regulated by the Gibraltar Licensing Authority and the UK Gambling Commission, as well as in the Irish market and maintains sales and customer support operations in its two primary geographical targets, Europe and North America. The proprietary Evolve technology is developed and maintained by a talented and experienced team of employees from Nektan's Indian office.
Nektan plc was admitted to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in November 2014.