Inspired has begun the installation of new video lottery terminals (VLTs) across Lottomatica's retail venues across Italy, further expanding its long-running partnership with the International Game Technology-owned operator.

The installation of the new machines is expected to be completed by the end of June, confirming Inspired as the third-largest supplier of VLTs to the operator. 

It also helps consolidate the supplier's leading position in the wider Italian market, where it leads the market for virtual sports, is a major gaming machine provider, and takes around 20 per cent of all sports bets placed via its technology. 

"I’m delighted that Lottomatica have chosen to expand their estate with Inspired," Inspired Italia president Vitaliano Casalone said. "This deal is testament to the success of Inspired’s products in the Italian market, and also demonstrative of its continued growth in Italy.

"Inspired uniquely produces both best-in-class hardware and chart-topping games, making its offering an attractive choice for operators.

"I look forward to observing the continued success of Inspired and Lottomatica’s business partnership," Casalone added.