* Says in talks with other suppliers
* Expects more supply agreements in coming months
LONDON, June 15 Britain's biggest bookmaker
Ladbrokes LAD.L said it had signed a new agreement for
Microgaming to provide casino and games software for its website
and was looking for further deals with other suppliers.
Ladbrokes, which has more than 2,700 betting shops and takes
bets worth around 15 billion pounds ($24.6 billion) each year,
said the terms offer both parties revenue growth opportunities.
"Microgaming has a proven track record and product range and
this new agreement offers us the opportunity to maximise our
relationship in the future," Chief Executive Richard Glynn said
Microgaming has been a provider of software to Ladbrokes for
over ten years.
In April, Ladbrokes pulled out of talks over the purchase of
online rival 888 -- a deal which could have seen it adopt 888's
software rather than look for external suppliers.
Ladbrokes also said the rollout of new gaming machines to
its betting shops, following a new supply deal with Global Draw
last year, had been completed at the end of May, one month ahead
The bookmaker said it is in discussions with a number of
other suppliers and expects to confirm new agreements in the
(Reporting by Matt Scuffham; Editing by Rhys Jones)