Sportech acquires UK Based Digital Gaming Technology Business LOT.TO

Update from Sportech PLC

On 1st February, Sportech announced it completed the acquisition of 100% of LOT.TO Systems Limited (LOT.TO), a leading UK-based digital gaming technology business.

This acquisition will provide Sportech with a leading digital gaming platform, iLottery, and a specialist team focused on innovative digital gaming technologies. It will support Sportech’s opportunity to grow through broadening the suite of gaming services we offer currently and will solidify our global gaming capability’s and services position.

LOT.TO is recognised as a digital specialist in the lottery sector providing turn-key solutions to its B2B client base.  Whilst its proprietary ‘Rapid Lotto’ and lotto betting verticals online have been its core consumer products, LOT.TO’s iLottery platform has the capability to operate in any gambling vertical including self-service POS terminals plus online and mobile interfaces.

Richard McGuire, Executive Chairman of Sportech, said: “This acquisition will enhance the digital capabilities across all Sportech business lines.  In addition, it will accelerate a strategy to further develop those growth opportunities, consolidate our sports betting capability, enhance our existing Lottery product capabilities and support the digital development of our global pari-mutuel capabilities in an efficient and effective manner.”

For more information on LOT.TO visit the website here

For the full RNS release click here 

Sportech to Deliver New Teller Terminals to Jockey Club of Turkey

Update from Sportech Racing and Digital

 Sportech Racing and Digital is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with its valued customer, Türkiye Jokey Kulübü (the Jockey Club of Turkey, or “TJK”), for the sale of 300 of Sportech’s latest-generation BetJet® Aero betting terminals.

The sale of the BetJet® Aero is the latest development in what has been a long and productive business partnership between TJK and Sportech.  Sportech provides TJK’s central tote betting system and betting terminals, as well as maintenance and support of the system with Sportech’s Turkey-based Operations team.

The new BetJet® Aero – Sportech’s latest technology for teller-based betting – will provide TJK with full-service teller functionality for processing bets with the latest in fast processors, ultra-reliable components, and productivity features that make betting transactions fast and accurate.

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

 

Bump 50:50 Huddles with The Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation

An Update from Sportech’s Bump 50:50

Sportech’s Bump 50:50 team joined our customer, the Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation, at a recent Tampa Bay Lightning home game to reinforce Bump’s marketing strategies and selling techniques designed to help boost foundation raffle sales.

A  motivational group huddle before the January 17thgame may have been a key factor in the success of the day’s raffle, which posted a 200% increase over the foundation’s per-game sales average.

For more information about Bump 50:50’s digital raffle systems and Bump’s proven strategies for engaging a raffle sales team to produce big results for your charities, visit the Bump 50:50 website

Sportech is Speaking Out on Connecticut Sports Betting

Update from Sportech Venues

On January 16, 2019, Ted Taylor, President of Sportech Venues in Connecticut, spoke with News8 Connecticut to put forward Sportech’s position that as one of the State’s licensed betting operators, and a ready and regulated outlet for safe and legal betting in Connecticut, Sportech should have a seat at the table as sports betting is considered by State legislators.

Mr. Taylor cited the $600 million in annual sports betting conducted by Connecticut residents through illegal, unregulated operators and added, “Because of existing security and technology we have already invested in these tightly regulated facilities, [Sportech] are a logical place for legal sports betting in Connecticut”.   He also noted that legislation legalizing and regulating sports betting in Connecticut will bring current illegal activity into a legal framework while also quickly allowing the state to drive tax revenues.

To view the full video, visit News8 Connecticut here.

Sportech is playing a key role in the larger conversation about sports betting in Connecticut.  For more voices in the Connecticut sports betting debate, find more interviews here and here.

To learn more about Sportech’s position on Sports Betting in Connecticut, visit www.sportsbettingforconnecticut.com.

 

Sportech Venues Announces “You Pick ‘Em Challenge” Grand Prize Winners – Two Trips to the Big Game in Atlanta

An Update from Sportech Venues

On January 5th, halftime of the Houston vs. Indianapolis Wild-Card Playoff game provided an exciting conclusion to a season-long contest hosted at Sportech’s Winners venues and Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bar locations in Connecticut.  If the football action on the big screens weren’t enough for sports fans filling Winners and Bobby V’s, the Sportech Venues team added to the excitement by announcing the grand prize winners of Sportech’s season-long “You Pick ‘Em Challenge”.   Richard A. and Jeff L., of Hartford and Stamford respectively,  were each selected as a grand prize winner of a trip for two to the BIG GAME in Atlanta.

Throughout the football season customers at Sportech’s sixteen Bobby V’s and Winners venues played the free-to-enter contest by taking their best guesses at a variety of football related outcomes.  Each qualifying entry gave a customer a chance at winning the grand prize in addition to weekly, monthly and season-long prizes.  In total, over 6,200 qualifying entries filled a raffle drum with our two lucky participants chosen as grand prize winners.

For more information about Sportech Venues in Connecticut visit the MyWinners website.

Sportech Features Race and Sports Betting Technology at Racing Industry Symposium

An Update from Sportech Racing and Digital

Sportech Racing and Digital proudly sponsored the recent Global Symposium on Racing hosted by the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program. The event brought professionals from the horse racing and sports betting industries together to discuss the quickly-evolving environment of sports and gaming entertainment in the US and abroad.

Sportech supported the event through sponsorship and an exhibit with the attendance of our Senior Management and Sales & Business Development teams.

The Sportech exhibit showcased our full range of betting technologies including our new sports betting platform as well as our Quantum™ System software, with its continually expanding capabilities for global commingling, our latest betting devices, our recently-updated G4 white label betting website, and our Digital Link® mobile betting suite.

Sportech PLC Executive Chairman, Richard McGuire, also spoke on the “Sports Betting: Coming to a Jurisdiction Near You?” panel, offering expert opinion and advice on the opportunities and threats to the industry.

Richard started off by stating that Sports betting is an incredible opportunity to diversify your business. The time is now. You have everything in place to move sports betting forward.”   He added, “Horse racing and sports betting can coexist if the two are fully integrated.” In his final remarks he told the audience of several hundred attendees that “Racetracks have the infrastructure to offer sports betting, and I would encourage tracks to do that.”

For more on the Symposium and its panel discussions find articles from BloodHorse here and Thoroughbred Daily News here.

For information on how to get started with licensed US Sports Betting or about any of Sportech Racing and Digital’s wide range of betting products and services, contact us.

Bump 50:50 Launches 50:50 Raffle Program for Florida State University

Update from Sportech Bump 50:50

Sportech’s Bump 50:50 has been selected by Florida State University’s Athletics Department and Seminole Boosters, Inc. to provide electronic 50/50 raffle programs at select Florida State University (“FSU”) home games as well as online at www.FSU5050.com.

Bump 50:50 launched the new FSU raffle service today, delivering Bump’s proven package of electronic raffle technologies and marketing strategies to benefit the fund set up through Seminole Boosters to endow scholarships for FSU student-athletes.

The Bump 50:50 raffles will be conducted at FSU men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, and softball home games as well as online, allowing fans to participate in the excitement of the raffle experience even if they are not at the stadium or arena.

Bump 50:50 provides a package of electronic raffle technologies and services that is proven to help charitable foundations implement successful electronic 50/50 raffles. In addition to point-of-sale hardware and software, the Bump 50:50 package includes a triple-redundant central system and rapid-response services. Bump’s signature implementation and marketing package helps maximize the potential of its customer’s 50/50 raffle programs, generating raffle jackpots as high as four hundred thousand dollars.

Dan Tanenbaum, President of Bump 50:50, stated, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Florida State University’s Athletic Department and Seminole Boosters to offer 50/50 raffles to their dedicated fans.  Bump 50:50 excels at delivering raffle programs that maximize fan engagement and we are very excited to see what our systems and services will do for the FSU charitable initiatives.”

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

BUMP 50:50 Say “Howdy” to New Partner Professional Bull Riders Association

Update from Sportech Racing and Digital

Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing and Digital, partnered with the Professional Bull Riding (PBR) Association for their first 50/50 charitable fundraising raffle at the 5-Day World Finals Event in the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. The PBR celebrated its 25thanniversary with the event and raised a gross jackpot total of $140,320.

The team at Bump 50:50 were excited to work with Professional Bull Riders Association, becoming Bump’s 81st partner and smashing the event’s jackpot goal of $100,000. The Bump team also picked up a fun fact from the event – Professional bull riders are required to wear a padded vest, leather chaps and spurs, but the cowboy hat is optional!

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

Racing Fans in Connecticut Look to Winners for Breeders’ Cup Excitement

Update from Sportech Venues:

High stakes racing was the focus at Sportech’s Winners venues and digital channels during two of the richest days in sports – the 2018 Breeders’ Cup.  Racing fans throughout Connecticut showed up for a loaded race card highlighted by the defining event of the international racing season, the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.

In Connecticut, Sportech provides its state-of-the-art wagering technology in two Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bars in Stamford and Windsor Locks, sixteen Winners retail venues, and through the MyWinners.com website, Digital Link® mobile app, and telephone wagering.

Ted Taylor, President of Sportech Venues, stated, “In the North American racing world, Breeders’ Cup is second only in popularity to the Triple Crown so it’s a key opportunity for our people and our services to really put on a great show and deliver an exciting day of racing, betting and social excitement, regardless of the outcome of the races.  I’m proud of the over 400 employees of Sportech Venues in Connecticut for delivering a fantastic day of betting for our guests.”

For more information about Sportech Venues in Connecticut visit the MyWinners website.

Sportech Seals the Deal with Four UK Ladbrokes/Coral Tracks

Update from Sportech Racing and Digital:

Sportech Racing and Digital announces that it has signed a new contract with four racetracks operated by Ladbrokes/Coral in the UK.  This marks the completion of a deal that Sportech first announced in June, when the parties agreed to enter into the new contract.

Under the new contract, Sportech will provide tote betting systems, hosting and operational services to the greyhound racetracks at Monmore, Crayford, Romford, and Brighton from Sportech’s data center in Bristol, UK.  The migration of the on-track systems to the Bristol data center will enable the provision of inter-track wagering services to support common pool pari-mutuel wagering between the tracks and third party operators, a key area of growth for racetracks and pools betting operators.

In addition to the UK data center hosting and operations services, the contract also includes the provision on-track hardware and software maintenance.

Sportech Vice President Sales Europe Bruno Gay stated, “We are very pleased to have signed an agreement that will deliver Sportech’s unrivaled package of betting technologies and services and are confident that Ladbrokes/Coral will be very pleased with the quality of the services they receive from the Sportech team. We look forward to working with the tracks to leverage Sportech’s leading international common pool wagering capabilities to offer the tracks new markets for their racing and new products for their bettors.”

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