nspired has secured a new us$ 1 million deal for the deployment of its Open SBG software platform in Asia and is also investing a further us$ 5.5 million in Open SBG terminals and other casino gaming terminals into the region.
The investment is to supply and install its latest multi-content gaming terminal and slot machines on a revenue share basis with Silver Heritage Limited (SHL), one of the leading operators of terminals to licensed gaming premises in the Asia-Pacific region, and local casino operators.
Inspired has sold an additional 250 server-based gaming licenses and related multi-content terminals, which will lead to a significant deployment of Open SBG technology over the next 12 months. The investment and installation of multi-content terminals will also bring long term revenues for the company.
Inspired first expanded into Asia earlier this year with the sale of 50 server-based gaming licenses and related multi-content terminals to SHL in April 2007. Their success led to additional orders for over 250 multi-content terminals in the following two months. This third order brings the number of Inspired terminals sold to Asia on the Open SBG platform to over 500.
The multi-content terminal allows players to benefit from a variety of casino games, including Electronic Roulette, Virtual Sports, Electronic Card Games and Slots, all on one terminal. The terminal operates on Inspired's Open SBG platform, which provides the ability to download content remotely and monitor incomes, fault and play data in real time over the network, giving a greater ability to innovate games and a better player experience.
Anne de Kerckhove, Managing Director, Inspired Gaming International, commented: “This announcement is further testament to the appeal and demand for our Open SBG platform. Inspired is leading the way in the transformation of the Asian casino market through the supply of our technology and this is a significant step in our strategy for international expansion.”
Tim Shepherd, Managing Director SHL, added: “We were very impressed with the performance of the multi-content terminals and Open SBGTM platform and this new agreement will allow us to run fully digital floors in a number of casinos, enabling us to monitor and fix machines remotely, update content at our discretion and change stakes and prizes to produce the best revenues.”
Norman Crowley, co-CEO Inspired Gaming Group, concluded: "Our experience around the world, coupled with the announcement of this strategically important investment, means Inspired is fast becoming a significant player in the Asian casino market."