Sportech delivers innovation, entertainment, and excitement to gaming fans all over the world with leading technologies and services, and venues that defy expectations.

Investing in Winning Experiences.

Since acquiring the racing businesses in 2010, we have invested tens of millions in technology and infrastructure, acquired the sports raffle business, invested in luxury venues, introduced new products for land based and digital betting, and expanded our global footprint.

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Backing Responsibility

We pride ourselves on operating at the highest levels of integrity and working with governing bodies, regulators and official sporting bodies to provide sustainable and socially responsible betting.

Responsible Gaming

Sportech takes its responsibility to its customers very seriously and is operating in highly regulated markets, where the need for responsible behaviour is key.

Charitable Initiatives

Sportech engages in chartable initiatives through regular corporate giving. In addition, our Bump 50:50 helps foundations raise funds in stadia at sporting and entertainment events, with proceeds supporting the foundations’ charitable missions.

Employee Responsibility

Sportech employs over 800 team members worldwide and takes seriously our responsibly for providing a safe, rewarding work experience and working environment.

Environmental Responsibility

We’re working to reduce our impact on the natural environment, with internal initiatives to address resource consumption and with products that help shift from paper-reliant operations to those that are digital.

Board of Directors

Richard McGuire

Executive Chairman

Richard McGuire joined Sportech as a Non-Executive Director to the Board in August 2016. Richard has extensive experience in capital markets and the leisure and gaming industries, and previously held a number of Non-Executive directorships. Prior to joining Sportech, Richard was Chairman at Timeweave PLC and joint owner of TurfTV. He also held the position of Non-Executive Director at Mitchells and Butlers PLC, one of the largest operators of restaurants, pubs and bars in the UK.

Andrew Gaughan

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew joined Sportech Racing (previously Scientific Games Racing) in 2004 as Managing Director Europe, based in London. Andrew now serves as Chief Executive Officer and was appointed to the Board in January 2017. Andrew has extensive experience in the global gaming, technology and racing sectors, having previously held senior positions at Scientific Games Corporation, Magna Entertainment Corporation and Woodbine Entertainment Group. He is a qualified lawyer, and is based in Toronto, Canada.

Giles Vardey

Non-Executive Director

Giles Vardey joined the Sportech Board as a Non-Executive Director in November 2017. With more than 35 years of business and boardroom experience, latterly in non-executive roles at public and private companies. Roles have included Chief Executive of Greig Middleton and President and CEO of Fidelity Brokerage Services. As well as holding senior investment banking positions at firms including Salomon Brothers, County NatWest and Swiss Bank Corporation. His gaming industry experience includes the role of Non-Executive Chairman of Trident Gaming Limited from 2005 to 2008, when the business was sold to Partygaming plc.

Tom Hearne

Chief Financial Officer

Tom Hearne joined Sportech as Chief Financial Officer in May 2018. Tom has extensive experience in the fields of digital technology and sports media, with a long track record of driving growth, increasing profitability, and executing successful M&A transactions. Prior to joining Sportech, Tom was CFO for theScore, a sports digital media focused company, and he held multiple CFO and Director roles within numerous companies previous to that.

Management Team

Dan Tanenbaum

President Bump 50:50

Dan Tanenbaum joined Sportech in June 2014, following the acquisition of Bump 50:50, the company that Dan founded in 2009. Dan has a creative background, including holding Art Director positions in the advertising industry and being the President and Founder of, an online community of over 80,000 creative professionals.

Ted Taylor

President of Sportech Venues

Ted was appointed President of Sportech Venues in 2010 and is responsible for Sportech’s venues and digital betting channels in Connecticut. Prior to that appointment, Ted was Managing Director of The Football Pools and Head of Business Development with specific responsibility for e-Gaming. Ted has significant commercial, technical and pool betting experience from his time as Operations Director of Arena Leisure PLC and previously with Harry Ramsdens PLC.

Louis Skelton

Chief Technology Officer

Louis joined Sportech Racing in 1999 and has over 20 years’ experience in designing and developing gaming and wagering systems in Europe and the US and has been the key driver and architect of the Sportech Racing and Digital technology ethos. Prior to joining Sportech Racing, Louis was Head of Information Technology for Horserace Totalisator Board in the UK, formerly known as UK Tote.

Jennifer Conning

Chief Marketing Officer

Jennifer was named CMO in 2018 to oversee Sportech’s corporate and business-to-business marketing and communication. For many years prior to being named CMO, Jennifer led the marketing and communication function for the company’s Racing and Digital group. Jennifer joined the company in 1996 and holds an MBA.

Rich Pingel

Chief Legal Officer

Rich joined Sportech in August 2012 and oversees the legal, regulatory, contractual, and compliance affairs of the Company’s three main business divisions, as well as providing counsel to Sportech PLC and its Directors and Executives. Rich is an accomplished Attorney with over a decade of legal and business experience, and significant acumen in the racing and gaming industries.

Karin Smith

Human Resources Director

Karin has been with Sportech since 1993. She has served in a number of positions in accounting and human resources including Human Resources Generalist, HR Manager, and Benefits & Payroll Manager and was promoted to the position of Director, Human Resources in 2013.

Nicola Rowlands

Group Financial Controller

Nicola joined Sportech in November 2010 to head up Group Finance and support the Executive team for the enlarged international business following the acquisition of Sportech Racing. Nicola qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC and after four years of auditing businesses varying in size from small owner managed businesses to complex international groups she made the move into industry to Parkwood Holdings plc, where she held various roles including Finance Director of the landscaping and arboriculture subsidiary and latterly Group Financial Controller. Nicola is also a qualified tax advisor and acts as secretary to the Audit Committee.

Bob Mercer

Finance Director - Sportech Racing and Digital

Bob was initially recruited as Corporate Development executive for Sportech PLC in 2012 and was appointed as Finance Director of Sportech Racing and Digital in January 2014. Bob is a qualified Chartered Management accountant with over two decades of experience within the global racing and betting industry.

James Birney

Vice President of Finance - Sportech Venues

James has been with Sportech Racing (formerly Scientific Games Racing) since 1993 and has served in a number of positions in accounting and general management for the division that holds the exclusive licence to operate off-track pools/tote wagering in Connecticut, US. James rose from the position of Staff Accountant to serve as Financial Analyst, Accounting Manager, Accounting Supervisor, Controller, and General Manager for the division.

Becky Gudge

European Finance Director

Becky joined Sportech Racing in October 2014 as the European Finance Director and in May 2017 was also appointed as the General Manager of Sportech Bristol. Becky has a commercial and management finance background predominately in the retail sector and is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.