11 March 2014, London and Madrid: Inspired Gaming Group (Inspired), the international SBG and VLT specialist, announces today that it has signed an exclusive agreement with R.Franco to supply its Open SBG Core™ technology platform and games in Spain.
The deal will allow R. Franco and Inspired to create server-based VLT gaming machines for the Spanish market by combining Inspired’s market-leading technology, R.Franco’s cabinets, and a rich library of games from both companies. The early results of the collaboration were recently displayed on the Inspired and R.Franco stands at the ICE Totally Gaming trade show in London.
Jesús Franco, Chairman of R.Franco Group, commented: “Inspired is renowned for its proven server-based technology, and has years of experience in highly regulated and competitive markets such as the UK and Italy. We’re delighted to be uniting this industry-leading technology with R.Franco’s leading cabinets, games and experience in the Spanish market.”
Luke Alvarez, CEO and Founder at Inspired, added: “R.Franco is the ideal partner for Inspired’s growth into the Spanish market and we believe that server-based, multigame products will modernise the landscape of machine gaming in Spain. Inspired is driving the adoption of well-regulated, networked gaming machines in Europe and further afield, as a way for government agencies to provide player entertainment whilst ensuring tax collection, crime reduction and player protection.”
For more information about this press release, please contact:
Lucy Buckley, Marketing Director: Lucy.Buckley@ingg.com
Nadia Cosentino, Marketing Executive Nadia.Cosentino@ingg.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7438 5800
About Inspired Gaming Group
Inspired Gaming Group (Inspired) is the leading supplier worldwide of Server Based Gaming (SBG), VLT and Virtual Sports systems and games for VLT, lottery, casino, street, bingo and sports betting locations.
The Group’s unique Open SBG Core™ software systems, terminals and Virtual Sports products are live in over 30 countries. It is one of the three leading VLT suppliers to Italian lotteries and betting shops. Its Virtual Sports products are deployed in 35 countries and are the leading online, mobile and land-based games in their category worldwide. There are approximately 35,000 gaming terminals on the Inspired Open SBG Core™ platform.
The Group’s customer base includes regulated operators of lotteries, casinos, licensed betting offices, gaming halls, bingo halls and regulated online sportsbooks and casinos. Key customers include major regulated gaming companies such as Sisal, Lottomatica, 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.
About R.Franco Group
R.Franco Group is the Spanish leading manufacturer of AWP, casino, slot and bingo machines, also internationally established in markets as diverse as Norway, the United Kingdom, Colombia or Argentina to name but a few.
The R.Franco Group’s philosophy and working methods are inspired in searching for and developing products which meet customers’ needs and requirements within a mutual and on-going co-operation framework, always including the most advanced technological developments and applications in each and all of its wide range of games.
Based on creativity, talent and technology the R.Franco Group showcases its extensive portfolio of new games with the high performance level and quality guarantee they have always had, supported by a huge corporate project which remains faithful to its principles and retains all its commitment and closeness to its clients.