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Nektan seals Rising Entertainment content distribution deal

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Global platform provider integrates Japanese developer’s games via its RGS

 

Nektan PLC (AIM: NKTN), an international B2B and white label gaming software and services provider, has reached an agreement to distribute games content from independent Japanese games company, Rising Entertainment Co. Ltd.

As part of the deal, twelve of Rising Entertainment’s games including the highly-anticipated Rank up Dragon have been made available to Nektan’s growing network of B2B operator partners and to more than 145 of its global white label casinos, via its Gibraltar-based remote gaming servicer (RGS).

In collaboration, the company will convert its popular land-based games into HTML5 mobile releases. The addition of the twelve games into Nektan’s ever-growing premium games portfolio further diversifies the global platform provider’s content offering to meet a wide variety of player tastes and preferences, thereby enriching their gaming experience. Nektan currently has more than 700 premium games available on its white label casino platform, Evolve, and 536 games on its content distribution platform, E-Lite, from the world’s leading content developers.

Nektan is committed to helping independent games studios certify, integrate and distribute their cutting-edge gaming content through its RGS. The company provides technical support and ongoing regulatory reporting to simplify the process and the route to commercial success within the igaming industry.

Jaydeep Chakravartty, Vice President of Commercials at Nektan, said: “Partnering with Rising Entertainment is a significant step in our ambition to offer the widest and most diverse games portfolio in the industry. This will greatly benefit our operator partners who will in turn meet the ever-evolving demands of their varied player audiences.

“We’ve been very impressed with the content Rising Entertainment develops which fits perfectly into our strategy of delivering the highest quality HTML5 games across all mobile devices.”

Henry Pentecost at Rising Entertainment, said: “Working alongside Nektan made strategic sense for us. Not only will they expand our global reach but assist in building upon on our commercial momentum. Integrating our games on Nektan’s platforms was quick and simple through its RGS. We’re looking forward to delivering more games to its platform and operator customers in the future.”

 

About Nektan:
Nektan is an international B2B and white label gaming software and services provider, operating in the regulated, interactive real money gaming space (RMG), 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, 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.

Further information on Nektan can be found on the Group’s website at www.nektan.com.

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Philippines Continues Chasing POGOs Despite Reports of Closures

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The Philippine government has said that it will not be easing up on its pursuit of outstanding taxes from Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) despite revelations that some of them had shut down and left the country.

As per reports, two licensed POGO operators and several service providers have closed operations due to stringent tax rules imposed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue and statements from gaming regulator PAGCOR that no POGO would be allowed to resume post-COVID until all liabilities were paid.

PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo named Suncity Group and Don Tencess Asian Solutions as the two POGOs to have left, although Suncity denied this was the case when contacted by Inside Asian Gaming.

“Suncity Group spares no effort to develop itself as a global integrated VIP entertainment conglomerate. The junket business in Manila is definitely important to us and we can’t find any reason to leave Manila at this particular moment,” the company said.

“In regards to the comment provided by Mdm Andrea Domingo, we think she is referring to telebetting services, which has nothing to do with the junket business that Suncity Group operates in Manila. We will continue to develop our VIP entertainment business in licensed gaming operators in Manila, and provide seamless VIP services to our guests,” Suncity said.

Nevertheless, the authorities insisted that they will continue to crack down on POGOs.

“I think Secretary Dominguez will not budge from the position that they need to pay all their taxes, including the franchise tax,” said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, referencing Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III.

“Now, although the President has said we need all the resources, all the revenues that we can derive from all, including POGO operations to fund Covid-19 response of the government, I think the bottom line is they have to settle their tax obligations,” Harry Roque said.

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Booongo expands in Asia with Flow Gaming partnership

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Company’s slots portfolio made available through platform provider

Slots developer Booongo has strengthened its position in Asia after securing a new partnership with platform provider Flow Gaming.

As part of a content distribution agreement, Booongo will integrate its fast-expanding games portfolio onto Flow Gaming’s platform.

The deal significantly enhances the platform provider’s content offering, with the developer’s top performing games including Tiger Pearls, Great Panda and Aztec Sun all being made available to Flow’s extensive operator network and their players.

Booongo’s games are enjoyed by players across Asia and this latest launch further extends the company’s presence within the territory.

Sebastian Damian, Commercial Director at Booongo, said: “We’re well aware of Flow Gaming’s popularity in the Asian market and signing this deal is an exciting move for Booongo.

“Integrating our games onto the Flow Gaming platform ensures that we take our market presence in Asia to the next level.”

Peter van Tuyl, COO at Flow Gaming, said: “We know the importance of nurturing strategic relationships to enhance our platform offering, which is why we’ve partnered with Booongo.

“Booongo’s games are of a high quality and are appreciated by players across the globe. We’re looking forward to offering the developer’s content to our operator partners over the coming months.”

 

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Nova Esports Partners with GodLike Esports

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Hong Kong-based Nova Esports has partnered with Indian esports organisation Godlike Esports. The new team will be known as Nova GodLike. Through the deal, Nova GodLike will compete in Tencent’s PUBG Mobile with an Indian roster.

Anthony “AY” Yeung, CEO of Nova Esports, spoke on the reasoning behind the deal in an announcement: “PUBG Mobile is currently trending in the gaming section of India. It has surpassed other games in terms of popularity and revenue and made a place for itself in Indian pop culture. Even people who have not played the game would have seen and heard about it through various social media memes and posts.”

Nova Esports has several goals it hopes to achieve through its new Nova GodLike brand, namely succeeding in global PUBG Mobile competitions, turning its players into public figures, attracting other organisations to the Indian esports market, and creating “high quality content for the community.”

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