This “white label” software design company has rapidly developed into one of the leading providers of phone friendly online casinos. It was founded barely a decade ago in 2008.
Early development was unremarkable, but things really began to take off around five years later, when the company spotted a real market opportunity. Originally, the online casino market had been focused on “big box” gaming – mostly played on a desk bound PC or Mac. But developments in technology would rapidly revolutionise the industry. Firstly, Moore’s Law saw computer processing power being concentrated into ever smaller devices. This enabled the development of smartphones. The improvement in touch screen technology, together with ever improving screen display speeds and resolution made playing games on smaller devices an ever more practical proposition.
Another step on the road was the improvement in phone signal capability. 4G phone capability had been spreading rapidly throughout the developed world, and by the middle of the decade was available to most consumers. Wi-Fi capability was also improving all the time, making the ability to play games on the move an ever more practical proposition. The final piece in the jigsaw came with the introduction of the new HTML5 protocol, which enabled the programming of games which could be played on any kind of device.
Nektan were one of the very first companies to spot this new market trend. Today, the majority of gaming takes place on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Nektan’s fleet footedness enabled them to be at the forefront of this new technology at the outset, and remain there to this day.
The company is defined as a “white label” designer because it designs casino software for other operators, rather than operating its own network of casinos. Instead, it designs a “template” which provides a standard software framework for its operator clients to place their own “skin” or brand. From the operator’s point of view, this model enables a new site to be set up quickly, efficiently and cheaply. And from the player’s point of view, Nektan powered casinos are easy to navigate, because they follow a familiar framework and pattern. They also have a great range of games, because of the comprehensive licencing agreements arranged by Nektan.
Nektan launched its very first casino in 2014, and certainly has not looked back. It remains firmly focused on mobile gaming, with all its casinos optimised for play on more compact screens. It is now the leading mobile gaming promoter, with more than 75 different casinos using its software template to provide a service to its players.
In 2015, Nektan signed a comprehensive licencing agreement with the industry’s leading games designer NetEnt, enabling all its licenced casinos to carry NetEnt games. Over the years, Nektan has made further agreements with virtually all of the major gaming software companies, enabling it to offer its operators and players a comprehensive range of games on all its casinos. Most Nektan casinos currently offer games from well over twenty different software design companies.
There are always convenient ways to pay on Nektan casinos. Methods available include Visa and MasterCard; Neteller and Skrill, plus Paysafecard and a number of newer alternatives, such as Trustly and Zimpler.
One of the few disadvantages of playing on a Nektan casino is the withdrawal limits which are imposed on its players. Players are not permitted to withdraw more than £2,000 per day, nor exceed £5,000 per month. There is also a maximum standard prize pay-out of £250,000. None of these limits apply to progressive jackpot payments, but they remain much stricter than many of their industry rivals.
Today, Nektan is an international operation. It remains headquartered in Gibraltar, with satellite offices based in London and Las Vegas. It is responsible for the employment of close to two hundred employees across the three sites.