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Gaming software and services provider Nektan has signed a partnership deal with Metric Gaming to provide Metric’s betting content to the US market via Nektan’s mobile casino platform.

Through US subsidiaries, Metric and Nektan will be offering horse racing and sports betting services via Respin’s Rapid Games platform, an independently certified Class II (Protected Tribal Gaming Category) and Class III On-Premises Bring Your Own Device mobile platform.

Gary Shaw, interim chief executive officer of Nektan, said: “With last week’s Supreme Court decision, the combination of Metric’s leading sports and race products and Nektan’s Rapid Games Mobile Casino, creates a large opportunity for both companies working in partnership.

“The sector will look to a combination of sports and casino and having a partner combining both will create additional opportunities for both companies.”

Metric CEO Martin de Knijff added: “Last week’s Supreme Court decision signals a sea change in the US.

“We are impressed by the Rapid Games platform, and believe that its multi-device approach gives our state-of-the-art horse racing and sports betting counterparts a price and functionality advantage over legacy based competitors in both the retail and igaming spaces.”

COMMENT: Just over a week on from PASPA’s fall, deals such as this are emerging. This partnership between Nektan and Metric is a good example of how existing online casino infrastructure offers betting companies a short-cut into the US market. Expect more of this kind of deal in the coming weeks and months.