For the first time ever, online casino enthusiasts throughout Europe will have access to the Konami line of video slot titles.
The legendary Japanese video game designer behind classics like Frogger and Castlevania operates a Las Vegas-based subsidiary known as Konami Gaming, which specializes in online slot machine games.
Konami Gaming inked a distribution deal with the Reno-based Spin Games LLC in 2015. On November 6 of this year, Spin Games signed with the Gibraltar-based iGaming firm Nektan – a leading international provider of business-to-business solutions.
Per that arrangement, Nektan will integrate Spin Games’ proprietary HTML5 remote gaming server – known as Roc – within its own Evolve Lite platform. Along with Konami Gaming products, Spin Games uses Roc to distribute online casino games produced by competitors like Everi, Incredible Technologies, and Grand Vision Gaming.
Accordingly, Nektan’s network of more than 75 affiliated iGaming partners – which includes Stride Gaming and News UK – will gain access to Konami Gaming slots like China Shores and Pachinko.
In a joint press release announcing the partnership, Kent Young – who serves as chief executive officer and founder of Spin Games – celebrated his company’s impending European expansion:
“We are thrilled to have signed a deal to bring our exceptional range of games to Europe for the first time.
We have been very impressed with the power and flexibility of Nektan’s platform, and we look forward to working closely with them as we continue to build on our potential.”
Nektan commercial director Claire Osborne highlighted Konami Gaming as the deal’s centerpiece:
“We are hugely excited to be the first provider to bring Konami titles to European regulated markets, and this agreement with Spin Games will allow us to expand our excellent range of content with an industry leading partner.
This deal represents a major step forward as we continue to deliver a B2B gaming platform offering unique and bespoke content.”
Konami Gaming designs most of its online slots – such as Dragon Fever, China Reels, Eastern Charm, and Rising Sun – to appeal to Asian cultures.
The first Nektan-affiliated iGaming site to integrate the Spin Games Roc platform will be VideoSlots.com, followed by Nektan’s various white label casino brands.
In March of this year, Konami Gaming named Spin Games as its exclusive European distributor, a deal which came to full fruition through the Nektan partnership.
At the time, Konami senior vice president and chief games product and strategy officer Yuji Taniguchi issued a statement explaining the company’s newfound focus on the European sector:
“Since our collaboration with Spin Games began in 2015, we have realized strong success and technical performance standards for gaming operators looking to bring Konami’s top-performing game titles to customers online.
Spin’s demonstrated partnership and industry-leading technical abilities continue to deliver results, which we’re thrilled to now extend to Europe’s active online gaming space.”
Young echoed those sentiments in speaking for Spin Games:
“We are delighted to expand this partnership with Konami and further expand our footprint into the European gaming market.
We will continue to work diligently alongside Konami to ensure their customers’ expectations are met and exceeded.”
Along with Asian-influenced slot themes, Konami Gaming produces over 400 titles covering a wide range of themes, such as boxing movie inspired Rocky games. The company also designs proprietary online slot features like the popular Action Stacked Symbols.