Irish Media firm Independent News and Media has signed a formal agreement with gaming platform service provider Nektan to have casino offering for customers in Ireland that is available across multiple platforms like personal computers, smartphones and tablets. With this partnership Internet News & Media or INM will be entering money based gaming market for the first time in Ireland. The strong digital presence of INM which comprises of a network of editorial and transaction sites will be used to market the casino platform that will be available for Ireland customers. The business to business deal will give a solid footing to gambling platform firm Nektan in the Irish market, which already has a strong presence in internet gambling world.
About Independent News and Media
The INM operates most of the popular newspapers brands across Ireland and Northern Ireland and South Africa like Evening Herald, Irish Independent and Sunday World along with 100 commercial websites and more than 100 radio stations. In its partnership with Nektan it will be able to increase revenues from non – core region like news media to gaming and other services. From humble newspaper origins the firm has grown to become a diverse group with revenues of € 255 million from worldwide operations.
Nektan is a Gibraltar based gaming services provider with operations spread across London and Las Vegas to service its customers in Europe and North America. The firm was formed in 2011 for development and operation of mobiles games in interactive RMG and free gaming space. It delivers white label implementation to large commercial firms with dedicated online customers. Expressing his delight at the partnership with INM, the CEO of Nektan, David Gosen stated that the firm is proud to provide the readers of Ireland’s most popular newspapers with best available money based gaming experience in the nation.