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What We do

NEKTAN is a mobile business which develops, licenses and operates Real Money Gaming (RMG) and Freemium Gaming in global regulated markets. It is focused on the Casino and Bingo markets delivering innovative and unique touch gaming products, platforms and services for Commercial Operators, Land Based Operators and Brand Owners. NEKTAN's content and gaming technologies create new markets, acquire new players and access new revenue streams.

We support both iOS and leading Android handsets.

  • Services
  • Games
  • Platforms

NEKTAN provide a full white label casino and bingo service for brands wishing to enter the market under our Government of Gibraltar gaming licence. Backed by our technology, our customer services and operational teams are second to none.

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Customer
Service
CRM &
Acquisition
Social
Gaming
Fraud
Management
Tier-1
Banking
Compliance
Reporting
Dedicated
Account
Management

NEKTAN creates mobile gaming content which is, by design, playable across all major mobile and touch devices. We promote entertainment and immersion through striking visuals, integrated bonus rounds and world-class maths.

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  1. Black Jack

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NEKTAN has invested heavily in creating a robust, scalable and secure end-to-end platform to deliver regulated freemium and real-money gaming across a number of key international jurisdictions.

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Who we are

NEKTAN is proud of its impeccable industry reputation and gaming heritage. We've worked hard to innovate and stay at the cutting edge of the gaming industry. Our prestige lies in the development and distribution of mobile games & gaming systems, covering a wide range of regulatory jurisdictions.

Company and Officers Licensed and regulated by Government of Gibraltar licensing authority and the gambling commissioner.
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Get in touch

Gibraltar

2.1 Waterport Place, 2 Europort Avenue, Gibraltar, Gibraltar

+44 203 478 2648

Gibraltar

London

Portland House, Bressenden Pl, London SW1E 5BH, United Kingdom

+44 207 154 2070

Gibraltar

USA

Tivoli Village, Suite 390, Office 310.
410 South Rampart, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89145

+1 (702) 726 6759

USA

Careers

NEKTAN is a fast growing business which specialises in developing and distributing freemium and real-money games and gaming systems. The company has several big-name clients and is committed to delivering industry leading user products on top of robust and scalable systems and processes. We operate a relaxed work environment which promotes proactivity, teamwork and best practices, as well as providing opportunities for career progression where deserved.

We are always seeking dynamic and creative individuals to help drive our exciting and innovative business forward. We work in a fast-paced and stimulating environment and operate within a fast growing industry that is full of opportunities.

Our offices are in London, Gibraltar and Las Vegas.

If you think you have what it takes to join NEKTAN, check out the job positions available. Even if none of the openings advertised suit you, you can send your CV to jobs@nektan.com and we will contact you if an appropriate position becomes available.

NEWS

Announcement of intention to float on AIM

3rd October 2014

This announcement does not constitute an offer of securities for sale or subscription, or a solicitation of an offer to acquire securities, in any jurisdiction. Investors should not subscribe for or purchase any securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information contained in an admission document ("Admission Document") intended to be published by Nektan plc, in connection with the proposed admission of its issued and to be issued ordinary shares to AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange plc ("AIM"). Copies of the Admission Document will, following publication, be available for inspection from www.nektan.com, subject to applicable securities laws.

3 October 2014

Nektan plc
(‘Nektan’, ‘the Company’ or ‘the Group’)

Announcement of intention to float on AIM

Nektan plc (AIM: NKTN), an international B2B mobile gaming platform provider, today announces its intention to raise approximately £4m through a placing of new shares (“Placing”) and to seek admission of its issued and to be issued ordinary shares (“Ordinary Shares”) to trading on AIM (“Admission”). Dealings are expected to commence on AIM on or after 17th October 2014. Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited is acting as nominated adviser and sole broker to the Company.

The Directors believe that Admission is an important step in the Company’s and its subsidiaries’ (“the Group”) development, and will assist in enhancing the Group’s credibility within commercial discussions while providing the Company the opportunity to access capital when commercial opportunities predicate it. Additionally, the funds raised via the Placing will be used to expand the Group’s business development and product development; provide sufficient working capital to support the operation of the Group’s end-to-end platform, ‘Evolve’; and provide headroom for further investment in product development to expand its mobile gaming suite.

Key Highlights

  • Nektan is an international, licensed operator of a wholly owned technology platform built for the delivery of mobile gaming content in regulated markets
  • Since foundation, Nektan has been purely focused on mobile gaming, the fastest growing segment in gaming that is predicted to be worth more than €19 billion of gross gaming revenue by 2018
  • The Group’s gaming platform, ‘Evolve’, provides a full end-to-end white label, mobile solution for any business
  • The Group is targeting the US and Europe with a B2B product-driven growth strategy
  • Nektan currently has a number of live white label partners including Go Win Casino, Red8Casino, William Hill and Winzino. In addition, their contracted pipeline includes RTL Group and City A.M.

Commenting on the decision to float on AIM, Gary Shaw, Executive Chairman, said: “Nektan’s mobile gaming focus, along with its innovative and disruptive technology, means that the Company has a very exciting growth opportunity in the regulated global gaming market.
We have a strong commercial pipeline and clear growth strategy and the management team is looking forward to the next phase of the Company’s development, creating significant value and growing the business.
The IPO will provide us with the transparency to expand our business commercially and the capital to develop our platform and further invest in our product development to expand our leading mobile gaming suite to capitalise on opportunities in regulated global gaming markets.”
Key Strengths and Opportunities

Mobile gaming channels to market
Nektan was formed in 2011 by Gary Shaw to exploit white label gaming opportunities globally. Nektan is a developer and operator of mobile games in the regulated, interactive real money gaming (“RMG”) space and the freemium gaming space (free of charge but where money is charged for additional functionality or features), delivering white label implementations to large commercial organisations that have established online audiences. The Company’s two live primary mobile gaming channels to market, RMG casino and freemium bingo, are intended to be at the forefront of on-demand mobile gaming entertainment, and two further channels, RMG bingo and freemium casino, are planned to commence in 2015.

Increasing demand for on-the-go entertainment and mobile gaming content
By 2017, it is estimated that there could be 3.4 billion smartphones and 905 million tablets in active use worldwide. Nektan’s market opportunity is driven by the increase in ownership of these mobile devices, as well as the increasing demand for on-the-go entertainment on those devices. In addition, the growing demand for gaming content on mobile devices gives rise to estimates of €19 billion of gross gaming revenue being generated from mobile gaming by 2018.

Innovative and scalable technology that provides a disruptive market opportunity
Nektan’s business is centred on its wholly-owned end-to-end platform, ‘Evolve’, which is purely focussed on supporting mobile gaming across all major mobile and touch devices (as opposed to desktop), ensuring its products provide the optimal mobile entertainment experience for end users. The bespoke nature of Evolve gives flexibility to meet new market demands, ensuring it has a speed-to-market advantage and the ability to produce a partner branded solution in a matter of weeks. The platform also offers scalability without introducing technical complexity across both RMG and freemium channels through a connected single network and centralised back-office environment.

US market opportunity
A dual track approach has been taken in regard to developing Nektan’s opportunities in the US. The first track is for its established joint venture, Broadcast Gaming, to deliver freemium mobile gaming content to established agency targets that retain large online audiences. The Company plans to use celebrity endorsements to promote the freemium bingo product.

The second track would see the Company deliver mobile platforms to tribal casino operators to provide Class II and freemium gaming content, representing a major opportunity to access the $27 billion tribal gaming market.

Partnerships and commercial pipeline
Nektan targets large commercial organisations that have established online audiences for its white label gaming offer. The Company manages the full customer experience and all back-office operations, allowing the partner to solely focus on marketing the product to its customers as a distribution network. The Company currently has a number of live white label partners including Go Win Casino, Red8Casino, William Hill and Winzino. In addition, their contracted pipeline includes RTL Group and City A.M.

Placing and use of Proceeds
The net proceeds of the Placing will be used to expand the Group’s sales, business development and product development; provide sufficient working capital to support the operation of the ‘Evolve’ platform and mobile gaming channels; and provide headroom for further investment in product development to expand its mobile gaming suite.

Enquiries:

Nektan                                                                                                          
Gary Shaw, Executive Chairman

Tel: Via Hudson Sandler
+44 (0)20 7796 4133

Panmure Gordon (Nominated Adviser and Corporate Broker)                
Corporate Finance:
Andrew Godber/ Atholl Tweedie/ Duncan Monteith
Corporate Broking:
Charles Leigh-Pemberton

Tel: +44 (0)20 7886 2500                                         

Hudson Sandler (Financial PR)                                                                    
Nick Lyon/ Alex Brennan

Tel: +44 (0)20 7796 4133

About Nektan
Nektan is an international B2B mobile gaming platform provider. It is a developer and operator of mobile games in the regulated, interactive RMG and freemium gaming space, delivering white label implementations to large commercial organisations that have established online audiences. Formed in 2011, Nektan operates under a full Gambling Licence issued by the Licensing Authority and maintains sales and customer support operations in its two primary geographical targets, Europe and North America, from offices in Gibraltar, London and Las Vegas.
www.nektan.com

Board and management team:

Gary ShawExecutive Chairman (age 52)

Gary founded the business as a spin out from a joint venture with GTECH in 2011. Gary is an entrepreneur with a consistent track record of creating significant shareholder value. In 1994 he left Johnson Press PLC to start and self-fund Hughes Rae. Hughes Rae became one of the pioneers of internet application development across Europe working in the retail bank and pharmaceutical sectors, which he sold in 1999 to Morse PLC (at that point a FTSE 250 company). In 2000, Mr Shaw left Morse to join Victor Chandler establishing the casino and poker products. Mr Shaw contributed to setting up the world’s first poker network which launched in conjunction with Tribeca tables, and also worked to establish the first European white label gaming business, launching white label deals with the Racing Post and Virgin Media.

Mr Shaw left Victor Chandler in 2002 to establish his own gaming company, St Enodoc, which acquired the Gibraltar-based underperforming assets of Gala Interactive. He led the recovery of the business, launching a series of gaming business ventures, including both the IPN Poker network with Boss Media, and in 2004 the IBN Bingo Network. St Enodoc became Europe’s largest end-to-end white label operator with 84 partners in 24 countries including Virgin Games, Yahoo, The Daily Mail and Sportingbet. Mr Shaw was the Executive Chairman when St Enodoc was acquired by GTECH-Lottomatica for $55 million in 2008. Mr Shaw remained with GTECH-Lottomatica working in the US, until forming Nektan.

David SparksChief Financial Officer (age 48)

David joined Nektan as Chief Financial Officer in September 2014 responsible for all aspects of the Group’s finance, HR and legal functions. A chartered management accountant and economics graduate of the University of Sheffield, Mr Sparks has experience in managing financial operations gained during a career spanning more than 25 years, and has held senior positions in London as well as in Paris and Latin America. Most recently he was chief financial officer for London Capital Group Holdings Plc, an AIM-listed provider of online trading services for retail, professional and institutional traders. Authorised and regulated by the FCA and trading as Capital Spreads, the group also operated white label partnerships for a number of leading brands.

Previously he was at Sportingbet where he was Director of Financial and Strategic Projects, London from 2004 to 2013 and Finance Director, Americas from 2001 to 2004. Prior to this he held various roles at Arjo Wiggins Appleton, the global manufacturer of creative and technical paper including Regional Financial Controller for the Antalis distribution division based in the UK, Divisional Business Controller for the Printing & Writing division based in Paris and the Finance Director of Witcel S.A. based in Argentina.

Sandeep ReddyNon-executive Director (age 46)

Sandeep is the co-founder of Peepul Capital, an Indian private equity firm with approximately $700 million of investments. Prior to the launch of Peepul Capital in 2000, he had 10 years of experience in Strategy Consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in San Francisco and with Andersen Consulting in London. Mr Reddy has been one of the early participants in the rapidly evolving Indian private equity industry having been active for over ten years. He takes overall responsibility in defining and executing Peepul Capital’s strategy. Mr Reddy is a Director of VTA, a substantial shareholder in the Company. Mr Reddy received a BS in Computer Science and Finance from Utah State University and an MBA from IMD, Switzerland.

Alan Turner – Non-executive Director (age 58)

Alan is a co-founder, director and chief operating officer of Disruptive Tech Limited (“DTL”), an active investor in technology-centric businesses. He represents DTL on the boards of a number of its portfolio companies, which included Nektan before DTL distributed its shares by way of an in specie dividend, and has been involved in various aspects of early stage investing since exiting his own technology company, Pontis Consulting, in March 1999. His primary areas of interest and expertise are technology, gaming and payments. He has been a director of many growth companies, including Interest Labs (UK) Limited and Xen Inc. and was previously a director of Highland Fund Managers Limited.

Jim WilkinsonNon-executive Director (age 48)

Jim is Chief Financial Officer of Lonrho Limited, an African-facing conglomerate which predominately operates in the agricultural sector, having joined in August 2013. Prior to this role he held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Sportingbet Plc between 2008 and 2013, which included the transition from AIM to the FTSE250 before the business was sold to William Hill and GVC in 2013, Johnson Service Group PLC between 2004 and 2007, and Informa Group PLC between 1997 and 2004. All three companies were quoted on the London Stock Exchange. Mr Wilkinson is a qualified chartered accountant, having trained with Touche Ross where he worked for eight years.

Executive management

Matthew SunderlandChief Operating Officer (age 41)

Matthew joined the Group as Chief Operating Officer in August 2013 responsible for executing the Group’s revenue strategy and global gaming operations. Before joining Nektan, Mr Sunderland was Chief Operating Officer and Executive Board Director of Probability Plc., an AIM-listed mobile gambling company. His remit was to drive revenues from all commercial business units with full P&L responsibility and ownership of business strategies under a Gibraltar gaming licence. During his tenure, Probability achieved three years of consecutive record revenue growth. Probability was acquired by GTECH in May 2014.

Prior to that Mr Sunderland spent five years at St Minver, the e-gaming white label (bingo, casino & poker) network which was acquired by GTECH in 2007, as Group Marketing Services Director. Prior to this, he held various senior commercial positions within the TV and Cinema marketplace as Marketing Director of Carlton Screen Advertising, Head of Commercial Marketing EMEA at CNN International and Head of Marketing & New Media at Universal Studies TV Networks. Mr Sunderland holds a BA in Humanities from University of Greenwich.

 

 

Disclaimers

Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited (“Panmure Gordon”) is acting only for the Company in connection with the matters described in this announcement and is not acting for or advising any other person, or treating any other person as its client, in relation thereto and will not be responsible for providing the regulatory protection afforded to clients of Panmure Gordon or advice to any other person in relation to the matters contained herein. Such persons should seek their own independent legal, investment and tax advice as they see fit.

Certain statements contained herein are forward looking statements and are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the potential returns of the Group and industry and markets in which the Group operates, the directors' beliefs and assumptions made by the directors. Words such as "expects", "anticipates", "should", "intends", "plans", "believes", "seeks", "estimates", "projects", "pipeline" and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward looking statements and expectations. These statements are not guarantees of future performance or the ability to identify and consummate investments and involve certain risks, uncertainties, outcomes of negotiations and due diligence and assumptions that are difficult to predict, qualify or quantify. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed in such forward looking statements or expectations. Past performance of the Group cannot be relied on as a guide to future performance.

This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or an invitation to subscribe for, or solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or buy, shares to any person in any jurisdiction to whom it is unlawful to make such offer, invitation or solicitation. The shares may not, subject to certain exceptions, be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, in, or into, the United States of America, Canada, Australia, Japan or the Republic of South Africa or in any other country, territory or possession where to do so may contravene local securities laws or regulations. The shares have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under the securities legislation of any state of the United States of America, any province or territory of Canada, Australia, Japan or the Republic of South Africa and they may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, within or into the United States of America or Canada, Australia, Japan or the Republic of South Africa or to or for the account or benefit of any national, citizen or resident thereof or to any U.S. person, as defined in Regulation S under the United States Securities Act 1933, as amended.

NEKTAN launches its affiliate program.

8th August 2014 Chomp Casino

GIBRALTAR – 8 August 2014 – Chomp Casino will be the first brand available to promote through NEKTAN Affiliates. Chomp Casino, launched earlier this year, is powered by NEKTAN’s innovative mobile casino platform and features over 17 exclusive mobile casino game titles including the already popular Candy Swap and Shamrock ‘n’ Roll.

Commenting on the launch, NEKTAN’s Head of Marketing Ollie Wilson said:
“We are pleased to be launching NEKTAN Affiliates to give affiliates the chance to promote our differentiated market-leading mobile casinos and unique games. Chomp Casino brings a whole new perspective to the mobile casino market with some great mobile casino games that will capture the imagination of players. We’re delighted to be working with Mediacle who have established themselves as the leader in affiliate management services and Income Access who are well known to gaming affiliates offering a user friendly and robust affiliate platform.”

After an extensive evaluation of the partners available, NEKTAN selected Mediacle who demonstrated a shared passion for service, innovation and differentiation to succeed in a competitive market place.

“We are excited to be launching NEKTAN Affiliates. NEKTAN has been at the forefront of innovation in the gaming market offering players unique mobile casino games compatible with all major mobile devices. With Chomp Casino, NEKTAN has taken the mobile gaming experience to the next level with its intuitive mobile lobby and engaging games.” said Santosh Jain, CEO at Mediacle.

NEKTAN Affiliates are offering attractive hybrid revenue share commission models, including a 60% offer for the first three months for promoting Chomp Casino. Dedicated support will be provided by a team of expert affiliate managers, striving to help their affiliates achieve their acquisition and revenue goals. Affiliates can also take advantage of comprehensive creative suite, no negative carryover, live chat support, high player retention and excellent lifetime player values. Player promotions include a £5 no deposit bonus and up to £500 welcome bonus on first three deposits.

About Mediacle

Mediacle is a London-based digital media agency specialising in affiliate management services for the iGaming industry. Mediacle manages affiliate programme for a number of operators including Dragon Fish, Probability, GTECH and Progress Play brands including Winneroo Games, Winneroo Bingo, Hippozino, Bingozino, Conquer Casino and Vegas Mobile Casino.

Contact:
Santosh Jain
Email: Santosh.jain@mediacle.com
www.mediacle.com

Nektan launches new mobile casino white label platform.

7th May 2014 Chomp Casino

GIBRALTAR – 7th May 2014 – NEKTAN, creator and operator of innovative mobile casino games, today announced the launch of its proprietary white label mobile casino platform operating under its Gibraltar Gambling License. NEKTAN’s mobile gaming platform has the ability to act standalone or to integrate into existing Gaming Operators, enabling partners and brands to rapidly expand their revenues into the lucrative and growing mobile casino market. The first mobile casino partner to launch on NEKTAN’s platform is ‘Chomp Casino’ (www.chompcasino.com). Players will have access via NEKTAN’s intuitive mobile lobby design to 14 exclusive slot games, which are contemporary, and visually rich and feature touch responsive functionality. These HTML5 games look great and perform across a wide range of handsets in the mobile browser. NEKTAN are also planning the launch of a native iOS Application in the coming months to compliment their offering.

Commenting on the launch, NEKTAN’s Chairman Gary Shaw said: “We have spent the last year building our mobile platform and games portfolio and believe we have great market traction as we control the full end-to-end solution. We’re working with a number of other partners who will be going live shortly on our platform. We believe that our intuitive Mobile Casino lobby and exclusive gaming content is at the forefront of new mobile gaming development and will give our partners a significant advantage capturing the imagination of players.”

These past 12 months NEKTAN has invested heavily in their technology stack - from the back-office all the way to the handset. The strategic acquisition of Mfuse has begun to bear fruit. Alongside the technology, NEKTAN has also upgraded its gaming operations in Gibraltar to meet the needs of white label and content licensing partners, as well as players managed under their gaming licence. NEKTAN can now genuinely boast a next-generation full service mobile gaming platform together with a suite of high-quality HTML5 games that will under-pin it’s expansion going forward.

“We see the move to mobile gaming as a fundamental shift in our industry that deserved complete “bottom-up” re-engineering. So many platforms struggle with their legacy systems developed to support fixed-line Internet connections, Flash desktop lobbies and thus a radically different user experience. Players are migrating in large numbers to smartphones and tablets and have gaming expectations that demand a modern and more flexible platform. Having made this investment, we’re now able to work smarter and deliver great mobile games for the benefit of partners and players alike” said Simon Teppett, CTO at NEKTAN.

About NEKTAN

NEKTAN is a mobile business which develops, licenses and operates Real Money Gaming (RMG) and Freemium Gaming in global regulated markets. It is focused on the Casino and Bingo markets delivering innovative and unique touch gaming products, platforms and services for Commercial Operators, Land Based operators and Brand Owners. NEKTAN's content and gaming technologies create new markets, acquire new players and access new revenue streams.

www.nektan.com
Dominic Le Garsmeur

bwin.party and Betfair heavy-weights to join NEKTAN

13th February 2014

NEKTAN, provider of innovative mobile-first real money and freemium casino and bingo games, today announces that it will be boosting its senior management team with the appointment of Dominic Le Garsmeur and Simon Teppett.

Nektan

GIBRALTAR – 13 February 2014 – Dominic Le Garsmeur joins from bwin.party to fill the Product Director role left vacant by the relocation of Richard Sagman to set up NEKTAN’s US operation. Dominic has been in the egaming industry since the early 2000s and joined bwin.party’s Partygaming casino division in 2006 where he became Head of Product for casino and games.

"I'm really excited to be joining the team here at NEKTAN and building on the great foundations that the team have already put in place.  My focus will be on continuing to create innovative and fun content, optimised for mobile and tablet devices, that our clients both existing and new really need.", said Dominic Le Garsmeur

Simon Teppett takes over as Chief Technology Officer at NEKTAN. Simon spent 5 years as Head of Mobile and TV Technology at Betfair and boasts a wealth of mobile gaming industry experience. He brings with him an impressive track record of successful mobile technology delivery across large player bases as well as extensive experience in team management and mobile product development.

"I was drawn to NEKTAN by their single-minded belief in mobile-first gaming and their restless desire for quality and innovation. I'm looking forward to working with this visionary team to deliver world-class gaming platforms and content."

NEKTAN has scoured the industry to find accomplished individuals who share our cultural values and who can demonstrate a proven track record of delivery in the areas that are core to our business.

“I am absolutely delighted to be welcoming both Dominic and Simon to the Senior Management Team and working with them over the coming months and years as we roll out our mobile real money and freemium products.”, said Geoff Read, CEO of NEKTAN. “Attracting Industry Executives of this calibre to NEKTAN really shows our intent as we look to disrupt the established Casino and Bingo industry verticals”

About NEKTAN

NEKTAN is a mobile business which develops, licenses and operates Real Money Gaming (RMG) and Freemium Gaming in global regulated markets. It is focused on the Casino and Bingo markets delivering innovative and unique touch gaming products, platforms and services for Commercial Operators, Land Based operators and Brand Owners. NEKTAN's content and gaming technologies create new markets, acquire new players and access new revenue streams.

www.nektan.com

Perspective on Mobile Gaming

24th January 2014 Gary Shaw

Gary Shaw, of NEKTAN, talks to eGaming Review about the company’s role in the mobile gaming industry

NEKTAN has only recently surfaced in the mobile gaming industry. eGR interviews their Founder and Executive Chairman to get to know them a little better.

eGaming Review (eGR): For the mobile slot gamer there is obviously a lot of choice in the games available to play. What would you say is NEKTAN’s most exciting slot game, and what makes it stand out?

Gary Shaw (GS): I question that there is lot of choice when you look at the mobile offerings in market. Sure, there are some good games, but quality is variable and it’s obvious who has invested in mobile and who has not. Right now we’re really happy with how League of Dragons is performing on William Hill Vegas.  The double progressive and integrated skill bonus rounds make it stand out from the crowd and importantly generate healthy returns to the operator.

eGR: Is there anything else in NEKTAN’s catalogue that you feel readers should know about?

GS: At ICE we’re launching a suite of 14 brand new mobile-first HTML5 and Native slots. These great-looking games span a range of creative, math and volatility to give operators a lot of flexibility to enhance and differentiate their mobile lobbies.

eGR: For many mobile gaming operators the iOS 7 Safari issue is the elephant in the room. Have NEKTAN taken any steps in deal with this problem?

GS: If you mean the fact that the browser address bar and footer bar appear when the user touches the top or bottom of their screen, then yes, we have a work-around for this. Fundamentally it’s clear that Apple want to push all content into Apps, so we have to pay attention. That’s why we’ve built a flexible HTML5 mobile lobby that can be easily re-branded and which can be wrapped into a native iOS application and allows operators to deliver a usable HTML5 game experience to players. We know that some operators have their own in-house native lobbies, but we are equally happy to license ours to anyone who wants to short-circuit the process.

eGR: How important is distribution for mobile gaming? What’s NEKTAN’s strategy in terms of present and future distribution?

GS: We completely understand that operators are under constant pressure to maximize the productivity of their technical teams which is why we’re delighted to announce that we’re joining the Leander platform, and therefore the Amaya network. Our integration team tells us that we will be able to distribute to a large number of operators in Q1 2014.

eGR: NEKTAN offers a white-label casino solution. What do you feel are the key aspects of delivering white-label gaming and how is NEKTAN positioned to provide these features?

GS: We always start from the perspective of our reputable gaming heritage, licensing regime and compliance. NEKTAN is licensed by the Government of Gibraltar which is universally recognised as a leading jurisdiction in regulated remote gaming. The brands that we work with rely on our ability to safeguard them from the potential risks and threats that can exist in gaming. We closely couple this with an experienced client service team who work closely with our clients interacting across all levels to deliver world-class Customer Service and CRM. Our programmes optimise player yield whilst managing issues such as fraud, payments and responsible gaming compliance. Our mobile lobby, for example, creates a unique and innovative user experience that is easily customised and branded to suit our white-label partner brands. When you add to this our great games and scalable back-office we genuinely believe we are best in market.

eGR: The changes to online gaming regulations in the USA are indubitably significant to games publishers and gaming operators. How is NEKTAN addressing these changes?   

GS: Our historic links with US Lotteries meant that we were able to sign a strategic deal this year with Scientific Games to distribute electronic instant games. We believe next year things will open up further, but progress will be on a State-by-State basis. We’re taking this market opportunity very seriously by relocating a number of key employees to the US and recruiting locally to establish a domestic presence. Our approach will combine social “freemium” gaming as an entry point with a view to obtaining the relevant certifications needed to offer our real money products into the emerging network of gaming operators and platforms. One thing that we’ve noticed is that gaming on mobile devices will dominate from the start in the US – something that plays well into our mobile-first strategy.

Gary Shaw’s Biography
Gary Shaw is a pioneer of offshore betting. In 2000 he set up Tribeca tables with Victor Chandler, the first online poker network. In 2002 Gary left VC to create St. Minver launching the IPN Poker network and the IBN Bingo Network. St. Minver was acquired in 2008 by GTECH where Gary stayed on to explore US Lottery opportunities until he established NEKTAN in 2011.

NEKTAN open for business in USA

10th January 2014 Gary Shaw

NEKTAN today announced that Richard Sagman, an original Founder of NEKTAN, will relocate from Gibraltar to set up NEKTAN’s USA headquarters in Las Vegas.

GIBRALTAR – 10th January 2014 – NEKTAN, creator of innovative mobile casino games today announces that it will establish its US headquarters in Las Vegas this month.  One of the original Founders of the business, Richard Sagman, will relocate to Vegas to take up the post of Vice-President NEKTAN, US. Richard has been with NEKTAN since it’s inception in 2008 and has spent the past 4-years as Product Director where he has been leading the Company’s drive into mobile and tablet gaming.

There is no one better qualified to help NEKTAN unlock the vast mobile opportunities in the USA than Richard who brings over 12 years of real money gaming knowledge to a market that is opening up fast.”, said Gary Shaw, Founder and Chairman of NEKTAN.

Richard Sagman has previously worked with Gary and some of the senior NEKTAN team whilst at St.Minver and subsequently at GTECH following their acquisition. Taking NEKTAN into the USA represents a core pillar of NEKTAN’s expansion strategy and positions the business well to capitalise on the explosion of real money and social casino gaming in that territory.

"I’m really excited by the prospect of taking NEKTAN into the USA, to further develop our business relationships and leverage our mobile expertise and product in a market that’s expanding quickly. We already have fantastic customers in the US such as Aristocrat and SciGames and we’re perfectly placed for further aggressive expansion.”, said Richard Sagman, Founder/Vice-President NEKTAN, US.

Spin Games llc partners with NEKTAN ltd

18th December 2013 Spin Games

NEKTAN signs game licensing development and integration agreement with Spin Games

Reno Nevada, Spin Games LLC, a front running player in the Interactive market announced today the execution of a content development and integration agreement with NEKTAN (Gibraltar) Limited, a social and online games content and services developer.
Under the agreement, Spin will license HTML5 game content and the Spin Games Remote Gaming Server (RGS) called The ROC (Robust Online ClientTM) to NEKTAN for deployment on the their platform.  This will enable NEKTAN to deploy HTML5 games in the UK and Regulated interactive markets covered the Gibraltar gaming license.
The ROC, an HTML5 RGS designed by Spin specifically for the regulated US interactive gaming market offers a broad range of game content. The ROC delivers content on multiple platforms including IOS and Android as well as desktop applications.  Additionally, it has been developed with multiple game engines including slots, video poker, ball games, table games and Keno which support a volume of quality content.

NEKTAN  is a creator of the hybrid ‘sklots’ skill and chance game concepts delivering unique games and end to end iGaming technology which can be played across a variety of platforms from commercial operators to government lotteries. NEKTAN is focused on localized game content which bridge the gap between social, internet and mobile gaming.
"We are excited to partner with NEKTAN and expand our foot print within UK and European regulated interactive gaming markets. With our combined expertise we can expect significant traction and gaming yields.”, said Kent Young, President of Spin Games.
David da Silva, Commercial Director at NEKTAN commented  “We were impressed with the team at Spin Games from the moment we met them. The demand for quality mobile HTML5 real-money slots and Video Poker in regulated markets is insatiable, and we are delighted to be have secured this unique content from Spin to add to our catalogue.”

About Spin
Founded in 2012, Spin Games LLC with offices in Reno USA, and Bangkok Thailand, designs and develops premium and customized gaming content and technology for the interactive and land based markets. The Spin interactive games are versatile and produced in HTML5 Format and are compatible with pc, and multiple mobile applications. The Spin portfolio includes a broad range of themes with stellar graphics, sounds and features. In addition, the company’s portfolio includes and innovative secondary bonusing products for the global land based and the interactive markets.
The company brings extensive industry experience and an impressive intellectual property portfolio to the gaming marketplace.   Founder and CEO, Kent Young is a gaming industry veteran who has been a key gaming industry executive for over 20 years with companies such as Aristocrat and Aruze Gaming and has previously formed and successfully sold a third party content company named ‘True Blue Gaming’. Young is also known for being a key driver of penny slots in the North American market. For more information on Spin go to our website at www.spingames.net.

Spin Media Contact
Jeanette Youngerman
Business Manager
Email: jyoungerman@spingames.net
Phone: 775-420-3550

Matt Sunderland joins NEKTAN as COO

6th September 2013 Gary Shaw

NEKTAN today announced that Matt Sunderland has joined its Senior Management team as Chief Operating Officer.

NEKTAN – 6 September 2013 – NEKTAN, creator of innovative cross-platform casino games today announces that it has hired Matt Sunderland to fill it’s COO vacancy.  Having spent 4 years at Probability deeply involved in mobile gaming, Matt brings a great deal of relevant experience and expertise to NEKTAN.

We are delighted to welcome Matt to the NEKTAN team and look forward to working with him as he takes over running our exciting gaming operations across the USA and regulated European markets.”, said Gary Shaw, Founder and Chairman of NEKTAN.

Matt Sunderland has previously worked with Gary Shaw and some of the founding NEKTAN team while at St.Minver and subsequently at GTECH following their acquisition. Joining NEKTAN represents the reunion of a proven winning team.

"I’m excited by the prospect of working again with Gary to take NEKTAN forward into the USA and to develop it’s strategic gaming offerings. NEKTAN has some fantastic customers and business opportunities that I look forward to getting involved with.”, said Matt Sunderland, COO of NEKTAN.