Metric and Nektan partner in US sports betting move

23 May 2018

Metric Gaming and Nektan have linked up to provide a fully integrated complete racing and sportsbook offering to the US market.

Last week, the Supreme Court voted to repeal a federal ban on sports betting in the country, allowing states across the US to individually legalise such activities.

Metric and Nektan will now work together to develop the service, with the idea of launching in states that legalise sports betting.

Based in Las Vegas, Metric offers horse racing and sports through its trading platform for mobile and desktop, and will now integrate its services with the Nektan-run Rapid Games platform

Rapid Games is a server-based gaming solution offering casino content, instant win and virtual sports games on any device, and is also the only service of its kind in the US that has been independently certified as a Class II and Class III On-Premises mobile platform.

Nektan has already secured a number of clients for its Rapid Games platform in the US, including a casino in North California.

“Last week’s Supreme Court decision signals a sea change in the U.S. and for the global sports betting industry,” Metric chief executive Martin deKnjiff said.

“Metric has been preparing for this massive opportunity since its inception and has been wholly focused on providing players with the largest set of betting options on the widest range of devices.

“Rapid’s fully approved, server based, ‘any device’ content platform represents exactly what casinos are looking for to manage content on their floor and in particular, to give their patrons maximum optionality and convenience when it comes to a Metric-powered sportsbook.”

Daniel de Waal, chief executive of Rapid, added: “We are delighted to be offering Metric Gaming’s dynamic turnkey horseracing and sports betting solutions, which when integrated into the Rapid Games platform, is a perfect fit for the US market, elegantly accommodating on-premise gaming for customers who inevitably demand the ease and enhanced functionality on any device of their choosing while offering them unrivalled betting options.

“With Metric’s solution integrated directly, Rapid Games has become a true one-stop shop for all gaming content on the casino property.”

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