Online payment provider Optimal Payments has extended its existing partnership with UK-listed operator 888 Holdings to offer an integrated suite of payment processing services for the licensed US online gaming market.

Optimal Payments' services will be offered as a pre-integrated solution for the 888.com brand and all other licensed operators who use the 888 platform in the US gaming market.

The solution includes payment, gateway and digital wallet services specifically designed to meet the stringent requirements of US state gaming regulators, and is already live and processing for licensed operators.

888 currently has agreements in place with operators in three US states including Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware.

Optimal Payments’ president & CEO Joel Leonoff said: “888 are a long-time, strategic partner for Optimal Payments. We are very excited to extend our relationship with 888 as we deliver on our own strategy to provide a complete solution for the licensed US online gaming market.”

888’s chief operations officer Itai Frieberger added: “We have worked in partnership with Optimal Payments for more than 12-years, delivering deep and robust joint solutions for our own brand and our platform operators around the world.

“We are very pleased to extend this partnership for the licensed US online gaming market.”

Shares in Optimal Payments plc (LSE:OPAY) are currently trading down marginally 0.30 per cent at 327.00 pence per share as at 09:45 GMT in London, while shares in 888 Holdings plc (Co. Data) (LSE:888) are trading down 0.96 per cent at 165.50 pence.

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