06 March 2012, London: Inspired Gaming Group, the international server-based gaming specialist and leading supplier of VLTs in Italy, is preparing to show its exciting range of VLT, Virtual Sports Betting, and Casino products for the Italian market at Enada Rimini, hall C7 booth #001.
VLT and Comma 6a: Inspired already has in excess of 5,000 VLTs live on its Open VLT™ platform with Sisal and Betplus, two of Italy’s largest concessionaires. Open VLT™ has proven to be the most flexible and powerful platform in Italy, with the largest range of VLT cabinets and games available via its joint venture with Merkur Gaming, called Merkur Inspired. Since last year’s show, the company has rolled out over 3,500 VLT machines in under 12 months, whilst continually improving the game mix with new titles and platform features. The popularity of Inspired’s VLT game Treasure Island has fuelled demand for a Comma 6a version of the hit game, which will also be shown on Inspired’s booth.
Virtual Sports Betting: Inspired will be exhibiting its award-winning Virtual Sports. Leading the industry in breadth and quality of content, Inspired’s Virtual Sports are already live in 33 countries worldwide and generate in excess of €5.4bn of revenue and €700m gross win every year. Inspired’s portfolio of virtual sports includes horse racing, trotting, football, tennis, motor racing, cycling, greyhounds, and speedway.
Electronic roulette: For Italian casino operators, Inspired will showcase its internationally successful HD electronic roulette product, Sabre. Launched only last year, it recently gained GLI certification and has already secured over 1,000 orders from operators such as Genting and Gala Casinos in the UK and also from Sanum and Silver Heritage Limited in the Asia Pacific region. The highly successful cabinet has many unique easy betting features, including four colour coded wheels to choose from and a second “Player Portal” touch screen for game results and analysis. Inspired’s Open SBG Core™ platform allows Sabre to offer a multi-content menu with roulette, baccarat and slots, which can be scheduled according to the time of day.
Martin Lucas, Managing Director of Betting & VLT, said: “We’re delighted with our progress in the Italian VLT market. We have the most advanced platform and are the only supplier to provide a wide range of cabinets and games from different manufacturers and developers. With relatively few platforms approved, our ability to offer the most flexibility and choice to our customers is the key to our success. We’ve enjoyed significant success with two fantastic customers, Sisal and Betplus, and we look forward to building on this in the future.”
About Inspired Gaming Group
Inspired Gaming Group (Inspired / INGG) is the leading supplier worldwide of Server Based Gaming (SBG) systems and games for a range of land based gaming markets, including casino, VLT, bingo and sports betting.
Inspired is the leading gaming machine operator in the UK for the gaming and leisure markets, and also provides its unique Open SBG CORE™ software systems, terminals and Virtual Sports products in over 30 other countries. It is one of the three leading VLT suppliers to Italian casinos and betting shops. Its Virtual Sports products are the leading online and land-based games in their category worldwide. The Group operates approximately 50,000 machines on a participation basis, of which in excess of 35,000 are on the Inspired Open SBG CORE™ platform.
The Group’s customer base includes regulated operators of casinos, licensedbetting offices, gaming halls, bingo halls and regulated online sportsbooks and casinos. Key customers include major regulated gaming companies such as Sisal, B Plus, William Hill, Gala Coral Group, Betfred, Ladbrokes, Genting, Paddy Power, Codere, Sky Vegas, PartyGaming, Fortuna, bet365 and Caliente.
Acquired and refinanced in 2010 by leading London investment firm Vitruvian Partners, the largest new private equity fund in Europe, Inspired is focused on the expansion of its SBG leadership into new international markets.