Sportech Participates in Sports Wagering Symposium

Update from Sportech Racing and Digital

Sportech proudly sponsored a recent Symposium titled “Sports Wagering and the Impact on Horse Racing” hosted by BloodHorse and the Breeders’ Cup. The event brought professionals from the horse racing and sports betting industries together to discuss the legal and legislative framework of sports betting, the economics of sports betting, and its consumers.

Sportech supported the event though a sponsorship and with the attendance of our Sports Betting Business Development Experts, Ken Kirchner and Victor Bigio.

Victor Bigio spoke on the “Consumer” topic panel, offering expert opinion and advice to the key stakeholders from the horse racing industry in attendance on the future opportunity to convert race tracks to combined racing and sports betting emporiums, stating, “Racetracks and off-track betting facilities should leverage their physical locations, creating environments where players want to come and watch games for hours”, and suggesting that racetracks have the space to host eSports events that are quickly gaining popularity with younger audiences.

For more on the Symposium and its panel discussions find the BloodHorse Article here and Horse Racing Nation Article here.

For information on how to get started with licensed US Sports Betting, contact us.

Bump 50:50 Renews Contract with NFL® Dallas Cowboys

Update from Sportech Bump 50:50

Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing and Digital, is happy to announce the renewal of their contract with the Dallas Cowboys. Bump 50:50 will continue to provide the technology and services to conduct 50/50 charitable fundraising raffles at Dallas Cowboys home games.

Bump’s  proven package of technologies and services – including point-of-sale software and hardware, a triple-redundant central system for real-time raffle processing, and Bump’s signature jackpot-boosting implementation package – helped generate total cumulative jackpots of over $1.4 million for the Cowboys over the first contract term with a single event jackpot high of $146K.

With a roster of eight NFL® team heading into football’s regular season, our team at Bump 50:50 are thrilled to extend this important contract and to continue to provide raffle technologies and services that help maximize the Cowboys’ 50/50 raffle program.

For more information about Bump 50:50 and their electronic raffle systems, visit the Bump 50:50 website.

Bump 50:50 Hosts Raffle Academy In Jacksonville, Florida

Update from Sportech Bump 50:50

Sportech’s Bump 50:50 hosted an incredibly successful Bump Academy this week in Jacksonville, FL with 20 team partners from across the NFL®, NHL®, MLB®, NBA®, NASCAR®, and the NCAA®.

The content was informative, the idea sharing was powerful, and it was impressive to see collaboration across so many leagues and markets.  The output of the academy will help both the teams and Bump 50:50 continue to elevate the fan experience, while generating even larger fundraising dollars to re-invest back into communities across the US and Canada.

For more information about Bump 50:50 and their electronic raffle systems, visit the Bump 50:50 website.

Michigan Speedway Jackpot Highest Ever with Bump 50:50

Update from Sportech Bump 50:50

Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing and Digital, hit the highest ever NASCAR 50/50 raffle jackpot over a three day event on August 10th– 12th. Michigan International Speedway raised $162,130 for MIS Cares with the help of Bump 50:50.

For more information about Bump 50:50 and their electronic raffle systems, visit the Bump 50:50 website

New York Jets First Ever Bump 50:50 Raffle

Update from Sportech Bump 50:50

Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing and Digital, proudly launched their first raffle program with a new NFL® client, the New York Jets. The pre-season game on August 10th raised $27,840 with Bump 50:50 software and dedicated team on the ground.

For more information about Bump 50:50 and their electronic raffle systems, visit the Bump 50:50 website.

Sportech Launch G4 Website in Peru

Update from Sportech Racing and Digital:

Sportech Racing and Digital is pleased to announce the launch of a new G4 betting website for its long-term customer the Jockey Club del Peru.

The adoption of Sportech’s latest-generation G4 betting website offers users G4’s intuitive betting interface and dashboard-style one-page website, up-to-the-minute pool and odds information, exacta matrices, and will pays.

Sportech Racing and Digital also delivered new betting technologies on-track with the Sportech Tablet, an account-based self-service device.

The new Jockey Club del Peru website is Sportech Racing and Digital’s first web-based offering of Virtual Racing, which will complement Monterrico’s local racing by providing engaging and entertaining wagering experience in extended hours.  It is also Sportech’s first Spanish language G4 website.

The new website is an excellent opportunity to expand beyond the Jockey Club del Peru’s current 80+ OTB (off track betting) network to reach fans in all of Peru.

In addition to the betting section of the website, G4’s content management and administrative systems will allow Local Peruvian staff to provide racetrack information and customer relations services for Peruvian racing fans.

For more information about Sportech Racing and Digital, its self-service betting technologies and its Digital platforms for web and mobile betting, visit the Sportech Racing and Digital website.

Sportech Strikes Contract with the New Arizona Downs

Update from Sportech Racing and Digital:

Sportech Racing and Digital is pleased to announce that it has entered into a contract with Arizona Downs, the newly re-opening thoroughbred racetrack in Arizona that formerly operated as Yavapai Downs.

Sportech previously delivered tote technologies and services to Yavapai Downs and are therefore very happy to be working with Arizona Downs’ new owners to help give a year-round boost to racing in Arizona.

Sportech’s latest technologies for self-service and teller-based betting – the BetJet® Aero teller terminal and BetJet® SL 2.5 self-service terminal – will offer players fast, intuitive tools for betting at a property in which the owners are investing millions to revitalize the racetrack and prepare it for simulcasting and for the 2019 live racing meet.

For more information about Sportech Racing and Digital, and its betting terminal technologies, visit the Sportech Racing and Digital website.

 

Sportech Hosts Sports Betting Seminar for Future US Operators

Update from Sportech Racing and Digital

On Wednesday 13thJune 2018, Sportech hosted a Sports Betting Crash Course in Stamford, Connecticut to give Sportech’s clients, employees, and regulators a glimpse into the world of sports betting; a topic that few in the legal gaming industry had need to consider until the US Supreme Court opened the door for states to legalize and regulate sports betting.

The event was hosted by Sportech’s Chief Executive Officer Andrew Gaughan and Chairman Richard McGuire and consisted of a full day of presentations delivered to an audience of 95 attendees, including key Sportech clients, employees, and regulators.

The panel of eight presenters delivered information on an array of topics from risk management to technology, marketing to customer acquisition.

Paul Leyland of Regulus Partners discussed the key facets of the global sports betting industry and what North American operators, state governments and regulators can learn from it. The pitfalls, opportunities, regulatory and taxation issues, and combating black market operators.

Victor Bigio,  Sports Betting Expert and Marketing Consultant, presented an understanding of the sports betting black market, a discussion of its likeliness to continue to some degree after legalization in the US, and what lessons can be learned from its history.

Paolo Personeni, Managing Director of Managed Trading Service from Sportradar, provided an introduction to the fundamentals of trading, risk management and fixed odds wagering.

Sportradar’s Sales Director for North America, Robin Roy, had more to say on the urgency of online betting and the end user experience. Robin demonstrated the sports wagering platform player journey, including pre-event and in-play betting features that hold player interest and deliver a dynamic, exciting betting experience.

Louis Skelton, Sportech’s Chief technology Officer, gave Sportech customers insight into the planned technology integration, exploring technology platform integration scenarios that will allow operators to leverage betting facilities and systems to offer a seamless, integrated race and sports betting experience through existing Sportech terminals and digital platforms.

Aubrey Levy of theScore.com – one of the most popular sports apps in North America – and Sportech’s Chief Financial Officer Tom Hearne (until very recently CFO for theScore) took center stage to discuss the ways in which mobile can be used to connect with sports fans  to grow a legal US sportsbook.

Victor Bigio’s second presentation discussed marketing the race and sports betting “emporium”, discussing the opportunities presented by a strong racing and sports marriage.

Last, but not least, Co-founder of Lot.to, Jules Bewley, presented the subject, “If you build it, will they come?” covering some of the fundamentals required to succeed in the digital world.

The day ended with an evening at Sportech’s Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bar in Stamford, with a Sportech signature drink, mouth-watering food from our Chef Jordan, a chance to take a shot at some racing bets or enjoy the golf simulator, and baseballs freshly signed by Bobby Valentine himself.

Sportech takes seriously the opportunity presented by Sports Betting and designed the Crash Course to help our clients take their first steps. For information on how to get started with licensed US Sports Betting, contact us.

Sportech Secures New Service Contract with Four UK Ladbrokes/Coral Tracks

 

Update from Sportech Racing and Digital:

Sportech Racing and Digital has agreed to terms for a new contract under which Sportech will provide totalisator and related services to four racetracks operated by Ladbrokes/Coral in the UK.  Sportech will provide tote systems and services from Sportech’s data center in Bristol, UK to the greyhound racetracks at Monmore, Crayford, Romford, and Brighton.

Sportech’s turn-key package will include central wagering system software and hardware, race meeting set-up and monitoring, technical support from Sportech’s Bristol data center, and on-track hardware and software maintenance.

The migration of the on-track systems to the Bristol data center will also enable the provision of inter-track wagering services to support common pool pari-mutuel wagering between the tracks and third party operators.  Sportech will also work cooperatively with the tracks to encourage international common pool wagering with the Ladbrokes/Coral tracks, leveraging Sportech’s global network of customers and global commingling capabilities.

For more information about Sportech Racing and Digital visit the Sportech Racing and Digital website.

SPORTECH & SPORTRADAR TEAM UP TO DELIVER SPORTS BETTING SOLUTIONS TO U.S. OPERATORS

Leading Data & Betting Technologies Companies to Offer Fans Pre-match and Live Betting Services, Content, Trading Tools, and Risk Management Services

Sportech, the international betting technology business, and Sportradar, the global leader in understanding and leveraging the power of sports data, today announced a commercial betting deal in the United States. Under the terms of the agreement, Sportech will be able to offer Sportradar’s trading and risk management services, as well as its comprehensive range of tools and services for legal sports betting to licensed operators in the emerging U.S. sports betting marketplace.

Following the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision paving the way for states to adopt legislation to permit and regulate sports betting, this agreement will allow Sportech to offer Sportradar’s proven sports betting related product portfolio – including pre-match and in-play betting services, content, trading tools, and risk management services – to its network of 90 licensed operator business clients and other eligible operators in states where sports betting activity is declared legal. Sportech also has plans to deploy Sportradar’s turnkey sports betting platform in Connecticut when legislation permits.

“We are very pleased to have forged this agreement with Sportradar, a global leader in sports event data, monitoring, and integrity and an official partner for the NBA, NFL, NHL, NASCAR and more,” said Andrew Gaughan, CEO of Sportech.  “We are thrilled to expand our product line to include Sportradar’s globally recognized sports betting capability, and we are poised to deliver a world class sports betting experience to our business clients across the US and within our 16 Connecticut locations and through our online and mobile channels, when legislation permits.”

Beyond serving operators in Las Vegas for a number of years, Sportradar has been proactive in planning for a broader legalized sports betting landscape in the U.S. and this partnership underscores the great potential that exists within this developing market.

“We’re excited to partner with Sportech, a company that shares our vision of how the US betting market will unfold and who are well positioned to capitalize on that market with existing gaming licenses and a strong customer base,” said Neale Deeley, VP Gaming Sales, Sportradar. “Our turnkey solutions and market leading bookmaker services will accelerate their sportsbook offering and provide them with a strong advantage as other states pass sports betting legislation.”