Punch Taverns, the tenanted and leased pub operator, has signed a two-year supply agreement with Gamestec, the country’s largest leisure machine operator. The agreement, for an undisclosed sum, will extend the existing supply agreement between the two companies and see new machines added to Punch’s c.5,000-strong estate. The announcement follows recent deals Gamestec has agreed with Hydes and Young’s. Julie Clamp, machine development manager at Punch Taverns, said: “We push our supplying partners to develop exciting new content and fresh products and Gamestec have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to invest in research and development and to bring potential industry changing products to our business. “Evolution of pay to play products is critical to a successful future and whilst we have to ensure today is being taken care of, we have to seize what are the opportunities of tomorrow. The relationship we have built with Gamestec is a strong one and we look forward to developing this and working together over the next two years.”