Inspired Gaming spins off amusement business to concentrate on SBG wagering products
February 14, 2013
Gaming Group, a global supplier of server-based gaming (SBG), video lottery
terminal (VLT) and virtual sports technology, has sold its UK-based amusement
and leisure division to Playnation in a private equity-backed Management Buy
Out (MBO) deal.
Inspired will use the proceeds to invest in the expansion of its gaming technology business internationally, driven by the growth of government sponsored networked gaming. Playnation, meanwhile, will be able to invest new capital in its leadership position in the UK high-volume, low-stakes amusement and leisure market. Playnation will be led by Adam Hodges, formerly managing director of Inspired’s Leisure division.
“This is an important further step in the evolution of Inspired Gaming Group into a pure play international gaming technology leader,” said Luke Alvarez, CEO and founder of Inspired. “It strengthens Inspired’s balance sheet and enables a sole focus on the fast-growing UK and international SBG / VLT / V-Sports markets. It allows Playnation to leverage its unique leadership position within UK high-volume, low-stakes entertainment to invest in and grow its business.”
“As part of the sale, Inspired will supply Playnation with our server-based products under a license agreement, allowing Playnation to benefit from the latest games and technology while growing our digital estate,” Alvarez added.
Inspired will continue to operate from its current locations in the UK, Italy, Mexico, Colombia and China. The company is a leading supplier of SBG slots in the UK and government regulated VLTs in Italy. It supplies its server-based gaming machines and virtual sports betting products to bingo halls, betting shops and casinos in over 30 countries.
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