uke Alvarez: “Over the last 12 months Inspired has strengthened its position as the leader in distributed gaming and Virtual Sports. This year Inspired has been named as a high-growth company to watch in the Sunday Times HSBC Fast Track 200 and the new London Stock Exchange ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’.
He then talked about the activity of the company in different countries. “In the UK, we have become the number one supplier of gaming machines to bookmakers - gaining 2,500 units from multiple clients including Betfred (the ex-Tote estate) and Chisholm Bookmakers. We also launched our premium 4-screen Eclipse cabinet with William Hill, Betfred and Paddy Power, and have installed over 5,500 Eclipse machines across the UK in just four months. Our UK slots and casino games portfolio is a strong mix of Inspired games, such as Diamond Goddess, and third-party titles. New game features such as Fortune Spins have become favourites with players.
“In UK casinos, Inspired’s Sabre Multi-Win Roulette continues to be the highest performing electronic table gaming product and we increased the footprint of this product by 500 units during 2013.”
When asked about Italy, he said that Inspired is one of the top three VLT suppliers, and the firm went live in August with their third VLT customer, Lottomatica. “Our multi-channel Virtual Sports products have been chosen by nine major Italian concessionaires and are now going live after government tests in 12,000 venues and on over 100 websites in 2014.”
“In Colombia Inspired’s SBG slots are generating increasing incomes and Inspired games, such as Viking’s Gold, have proved popular with the player profiles.
“In China, Inspired’s Virtual Football game – known locally as Electronic Ball Lottery (E-Ball) – gained national approval from the Ministry of Finance and launched in sports lottery stores across Jiangsu Province, China’s largest lottery market. Inspired’s popular Virtual Motor Racing game – known locally as Lucky Racing – has been live in sports lottery stores in Hunan Province since 2011. Lucky Racing sales have totalled over us$ 132 million and make up 36% of all lottery sales in Hunan Province.”
He then talked about future plans: “Looking onwards to 2014, we’ll be kicking of the year with several new product and game launches at the ICE Totally Gaming show, including a new Virtual Sport, more Freespins+ games, HTML5 mobile games, and new Systems technology for VLT and lottery operators.”
Inspired will be exhibiting at ICE Totally Gaming 2014, 4th-6th February 2014, at Stand S5-110.