Daytona International Speedway Record Jackpot Weekend

Update from Bump 50:50

Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing and Digital, hit a record jackpot at this year’s Daytona 500 event. Daytona International Speedway raised $233,022 using the Bump 50:50 platform, a record jackpot for the 3-day event.

50/50 raffle ticket proceeds benefit Vet Tix, Daytona International Speedway’s chosen charity, which provides major sporting event tickets to more than 21 million Military Service Members and Veterans.

The jackpot of the 50/50 raffle is split in half, raising $116,511 for Vet Tix while $116,511 goes home with the lucky winning ticket holder.

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

The Case for Legal Sports Betting in Connecticut

Update from Sportech Venues

The case for legal, regulated sports betting in Connecticut is clear, as Sportech lays out in a new video published by Sportech to support its efforts to establish Sportech’s Winners as the Regulated and Ready partner for sports betting in the State.

For more information about Sportech’s position on sports betting in Connecticut visit their information website.

Montreal Canadiens Hit Record Jackpot With Bump 50:50!

Update from Sportech’s Bump 50:50

 Bump 50:50 customer the Montreal Canadiens hit a record jackpot on February 2nd, using the Bump 50:50 platform to reach their all-time highest regular season jackpot of CN$125,610.

The 50/50 raffle tickets are sold in the Bell Centre by Foundation volunteers from Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation and, as with all 50/50 raffles, half of the jackpot went to the lucky winner and the other half to fund the foundation’s charitable mission.

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

Sportech Unveils Campaign to Bring Sports Betting to Connecticut

Update from Sportech Venues:

Sportech Venues in Connecticut is spreading the word about the opportunity for Sports Betting in Connecticut, as State lawmakers take up consideration of laws to regulate Sports Betting during the current legislative session.

Sportech has been working to communicate its position on the introduction of a common-sense framework for legal, regulated sports betting in Connecticut to combat current illegal activity and provide consumer protections while also delivering tax dollars to the State.

With a campaign that launched in early February, Sportech is making sure that its Winners,, and Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bar patrons know that the legalization and regulation of sports betting is under consideration in Connecticut and that Sportech will be ready to take action as Connecticut’s REGULATED and READY partner for betting, if and when legalization occurs.

For more information about Sportech’s position on sports betting in Connecticut visit their information website.

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


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.