Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GIG) has signed an agreement with Niké, a major Slovakian operator, for the integration of GIG's iGaming Cloud (iGC) platform. This is the 20th iGC agreement entered into so far.
Niké is the largest betting company in Slovakia, and currently have more than 900 branches. They was the first betting company in country and have been operating since 1991 when they opened their legendary Bratislava branch on the Mariánska street - the first of its kind in Slovakia.
The Slovakian market is currently being regulated, and Niké expect to receive a new casino license early in 2017. Niké, with the brand nike.sk, will then start operating their online casino and sportsbook utilizing the iGC platform. It is a goal of iGC to target leading local companies in regulated markets and as such this is an important agreement for the company.
CEO Robin Reed comments:
“Through this agreement iGC is expanding its geographical reach to Slovakia and we are doing so with the nr.1 player: Niké. For more than two decades they have delivered a premium service through their network of more than 900 branches. We are excited that they have chosen iGamingCloud as their platform provider, and as such are helping us pursue the vision of connecting the iGaming industry. With this agreement we have also reached our goal of signing 20 agreements by the end of 2016, almost five months ahead of schedule. A solid performance from a very dedicated team.”
Doc. Ing. Otto Berger, CSc., CEO & co-owner of Niké comments:
“We are happy that we decided to cooperate with GIG. In the tender process, we evaluated iGC as the best choice and we consider it to be a pinnacle in its area of specialization. After the liberalization of e-games in Slovakia, our goal is to be number one in this area, as we have long been in the field of sports betting. We are looking forward to the cooperation with iGC and we believe that the Lottery Act in the area of e-games will be liberalized in Slovakia in near future“.
iGC is a cloud based platform offering the full spectrum of services for an iGaming operator. It has the potential to be a game changer for the wider community of the iGaming industry as its three core functions are to eliminate technological bottlenecks, reduce costs and increase the technological capability for operators and white labels alike.