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BetVictor strengthens board with Luke Alvarez appointment


BetVictor has strengthened its senior board after confirming the appointment of Luke Alvarez as its Chairman from 1st December 2018. With a proven track record of leading global technology, media and telecommunication (TMT) companies over a 28 year career, including 18 years in regulated gaming and sports, the hiring of Alvarez significantly strengthens the BetVictor board. Alvarez joins BetVictor Limited during …

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Inspired to bring virtual sports content to Italy with SISAL deal

Inspired Entertainment has announced the launch of new virtual sports content with italian operator SISAL.   Inspired Virtual Football Matchday is now live and featured on a dedicated channel across 480 of SISAL’s Italian retail estates. This launch makes Inspired the sole provider of virtual football content for the leading Italian operator. Exclusively designed for Italy, Football Matchday offers an …

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All Change… Inspired announces sweeping leadership restructure

Nasdaq-listed industry virtual sports content supplier Inspired Entertainment has announced a major restructure to its senior executive leadership team, confirming the departure of Luke Alvarez as Group Chief Executive Officer. In its update,  Inspired governance announces that it has created ‘Office of the Executive Chairman’, consisting of Group Executive Chairman Lorne Weil, with the support of VP & Chief Strategy …

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Inspired appoints Brooks H Pierce as Senior North America VP

Expanding its US-centric leadership and strategy, industry virtual sports and games systems developer Inspired Entertainment has confirmed the appointment of Brooks H Pierce as a Senior Vice President for North America. A 25-year gambling executive, Pierce joins Inspired’s senior leadership team from Aristocrat Gaming, where he led the technology firm’s $700 million ‘Americas division’ as US Managing Director. Pierce has …

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Inspired announces Greek VLT rollout with OPAP in 2017

OPAP Q3 bounce back hurt by continued lottery declines

Inspired has announced that it will be soon be starting the rollout of its video lottery terminal (VLT) cabinets with Greek betting and lottery operator OPAP S.A (OPAP). Following the formal announcement of new VLT regulations by the Hellenic Gaming Commission, OPAP has deemed that all appropriate conditions are now in place to allow it to restart plans for the …

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Hydra gains extension on Inspired Gaming acquisition approach

New York private equity firm, Hydra Industries (Hydra) has confirmed that it has been granted an ‘extension of the date’ by which it must complete its proposed £200 million acquisition of industry virtual games supplier Inspired Gaming Group (Inspired). The private equity firm has been granted until the 29 December to formally process its acquisition offer. Updating deal stakeholders, Hydra Chairman …

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Inspired Gaming snapped up by Hydra for £200 million

Inspired Gaming Group, the manufacturer of FOBTs and developer of virtual and slots games, is to be acquired by New York-based private equity firm Hydra Industries for a total valuation of £200 million. The sale of Inspired assets has been negotiated with main investor Vitruvian Partners LLP and its co-investors in the enterprise. Deal stakeholders informed that the acquisition deal, which includes …

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Inspired Gaming announces senior management changes to support future expansion

Inspired Gaming Group (Inspired), supplier of SBG Video Lottery and Virtual Sports, today announces that Lee Gregory, Managing Director of the UK, takes responsibility for the whole integrated UK P&L and Dave Hammond has been appointed as SVP of Mobile. Lee Gregory will take responsibility for the whole of the UK market across VLT, Virtual Sports and Mobile. Dave Hammond, …

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Inspired agrees five year contract extension with William Hill

Inspired Gaming Group (Inspired), the leading supplier of SBG Video Lottery and Virtual Sports products, today announces it has signed a five-year extension to its long-term partnership with William Hill for the supply of server-based video lottery gaming machines and Virtual Sports. The new contract also includes over 4,000 additional Eclipse cabinets in William Hill’s 2,400 licensed betting offices. The premium …

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