Quiz machine supplier Inspired Gaming Group is to sell or close its pubs division, it was revealed today. The company – whose machines include "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?" – launched a review after the smoking ban hit takings. The division accounted for £71m of the company's total sales of £166m last year. Inspired said it is in discussions to raise £40m to fund the expansion of its core business, reduce debt and fund its exit from pubs. It said that it had received a number of preliminary approaches and that Global Leisure Partners LLP has been appointed to evaluate proposals from interested parties. Co-chief executive Norman Crowley said: "Following the withdrawal from the Pubs Division and the completion of the capital injection, we are confident the prospects of the business will continue to improve and we look forward to the future with confidence. "The overall financial result of the company for the first half of the current financial year has been adversely affected by the very difficult trading conditions experienced in the pubs division, which was loss making for the period, and the significant non-cash costs incurred in this division."