London-listed mobile gaming specialist Nektan has taken its first real-money wager in the United States following the launch of its in-venue mobile games solution in California.

The Rapid Games platform offers customers the opportunity to play casino games on their mobile devices whilst on-premise at an undisclosed tribal casino.

It has been delivered through the company’s wholly-owned US subsidiary Respin Games, and is certified as a Class II (protected tribal gaming category) proprietary in-resort Bring Your Own Device mobile platform.

"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,” said Nektan’s interim CEO Gary Shaw. "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."

Nektan chairman Jim Wilkinson added: "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."

Nektan expects to roll out the platform across a further three casinos in Northern California this year.

Shares in Nektan plc (Co. Data) (AIM:NKTN) were trading up 2.4 per cent at 25.60 pence per share in London early Thursday.

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