Inspired Gaming signs six Italian operators for Virtual Sports

  • Business | 11th Oct, 2012 | London, UK | Virtual Sports – Video
  • Inspired Gaming GroupInspired Gaming Group, the supplier of the world’s most advanced virtual sports products, today announces its arrival as the leading provider of online and retail virtual sports betting in Italy. Inspired has signed virtual sports license deals with six major Italian operators SNAI, Sisal, Eurobet, Intralot, Cogetech and Lottomatica.

    Steve Rogers, Managing Director of Inspired Virtual Sports division, said, “Virtual sports are a very lucrative part of the product offer for operators. Our virtual products are in high demand from retail and online concessionaires in Italy who understand the value in being able to offer a high frequency stream of betting opportunities to their customers.”

    The new legislation legalising fixed-odds bets on simulated sporting events online and in betting shops and corners in Italy was submitted by AAMS to the European Commission on 17 January 2012 and was ratified on 17 April 2012.

    Inspired is already one of three leading suppliers to the relatively new VLT market in Italy, with contracts for over 10,000 terminals with leading concessionaires. The contracts with circa 90 percent of Italian operators will see Inspired’s virtual sports become a key product for leading operators in Italy.

    Generating in excess of €5bn of revenue and €700m gross win every year, Inspired provides its virtual sports products to over 20,000 venues worldwide and is online with over half of the 25 top operators.

    Inspired has led the global virtual sports market for over a decade by consistently launching new sports and features.

    “Our years of experience have shown our virtual sports provide incremental revenues for sports betting operators across all channels,” added Rogers, “We supply our virtual sports to many of the world’s most successful gaming companies and we’re delighted to announce SNAI, Sisal, Eurobet, Intralot, Cogetech and Lottomatica as new customers.”

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    About Inspired Gaming Group
    Inspired Gaming Group is a leading supplier worldwide of server-based gaming 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 and also provides its unique Open SBG CORE™ software systems, terminals and Virtual Sports products in over 30 other countries.

    The company 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.

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