Inspired updates machines; Scotbet announces two appointments

TAGs: Inspired, Scotbet

Inspired Gaming GroupInspired Gaming Group (INGG) has updated an entire fleet of machines following a change in legislation announced by the government last week. The specialist server based gaming (SBG) company reacted to the government’s choice to change the maximum stake on category B3 gaming machines from £1 to £2.

The update has been installed remotely and means that the 14,000 B3 Gaming Machines incorporating INGG’s SBG CORE system will have the new functionality immediately. INGG also has the largest number of £2 stake B3 games of any manufacturer. Among the customers using INGG’s machines that will see the benefits are Betfred, Paddy Power and William Hill.

Following yesterday’s announcement that Scotbet was sold, the company has revealed two of those who will be in charge of the newly acquired group. Former Probability chairman Graham Martin has been appointed as the company’s new CEO whereas former Tote CEO John Heaton signs up as non-executive chairman.

Upon his appointment, Martin quipped, “Over the last ten years Scotbet has established itself as the largest independent Scottish bookmaker by concentrating on its shop outlets. We plan to maximise on these strong foundations by providing a range of new leisure and gaming opportunities throughout the world.”

Heaton, who worked at the Tote for 21 years, mused, “Scotbet has traditionally been shop-led but we are seeing a real growth in online gaming, plus an increase in demand for betting opportunities of Scottish interest. We are delighted to be expanding the existing Scotbet business by drawing on our wide experience in all forms of international gaming to promote products to our Scottish consumers worldwide.”


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