Sportech Showcases New Tech at Asian Racing Conference

Sportech Racing and Digital, a division of Sportech PLC, unveiled new technologies for retail pari-mutuel betting at the 38th Asian Racing Conference taking place this week in Cape Town, South Africa.

Deemed Sportech’s ‘next generation’ terminal betting software, the new platform is an agile, efficient, future proof solution that functions seamlessly on a range of third-party hardware products, allowing betting operators to declare independence from proprietary hardware.

Conference participants from around the world are viewing demonstrations of the new software platform, which can be used to offer the full range of on-track and retail betting services including teller electronic point of sale (ePOS), roaming teller ePOS, full self-service, and on-track mobile self-service.

The software platform delivers the teller-based and self-service functionally with real-time connectivity to Sportech’s Quantum™ System Tote.

Despite its flexible nature, Sportech’s new betting software sacrifices nothing in terms of usability or features. With an interface crafted by experts in gaming UI design, it presents an exciting departure from more typical betting interfaces, with a significantly enhanced user experience and intuitive workflow.

 

 

A Record-setting Raffle at the Daytona 500

Update from Bump 50:50

Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing and Digital, helped Daytona International Speedway hit a record raffle jackpot at this year’s Daytona 500 event. Daytona International Speedway raised a whopping $344,192 using the Bump 50:50 platform online and at the Speedway, a record jackpot for the 3-day event.

50/50 raffle ticket proceeds benefit Veterans Tickets Foundation (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 $172,096 for Vet Tix while $172,096 goes home with the lucky winning ticket holder.

This is Bump’s third year at Daytona 500 International Speedway, in 2018 $56,398 was raised and 2019 $233, 022 was raised for Vet Tix. The team at Bump are delighted with the 510% growth from 2018 at Daytona 500 and look forward to hit another jackpot at next year’s event.

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

IGB To Receive Quantum™ System Upgrade from Sportech

Sportech PLC, the international betting technology business, announced that its Sportech Racing and Digital division have secured a new contract with the Irish Greyhound Board (“IGB”) that both extends their Tote Services agreement for a new multi-year term and upgrades IGB’s current Series 7 Tote to Sportech’s state-of-the-art Quantum™ System.

Quantum™ is the most widely deployed Tote betting software in the world and will offer IGB unprecedented access to new pools and new markets, with its expansive and ever-growing list of pools and bet types and unmatched global commingling capabilities.

Joe Lewins, Director of Tote and Wagering at Irish Greyhound Board, stated, “The Irish Greyhound Board is happy to be making this important investment in our betting operation with the upgrade to Sportech’s Quantum™ Tote and look forward to delivering an overall improved betting experience to our players. Sportech have been an excellent technology partner to IGB for many years and we look forward to a continued productive relationship.”

In addition to the current functions available to all Sportech clients who use Quantum™, the contract with IGB will involve further development by Sportech’s team of product developers to incorporate features key to greyhound racing operations.

Bruno Gay, Sportech’s Vice President of Sales and Business Development EMEA, remarked, “Sportech are very pleased to extend the power of Quantum™ System to IGB and to offer them the pools, market reach, and operational tools to help them maximise their potential. We look forward to a continued strong business partnership with IGB that harnesses Sportech’s technologies to elevate the betting experience for their players.”

Sportech brings Popular French Betting Pool to Denmark

Update from Sportech Racing and Digtial

Sportech client Danske Spil of Denmark began offering the French PMU Quinté pool through its DanToto off-track betting venues, web, and mobile channels.

Launch of the PMU Quinté in Denmark coincided with the running of the Prix d’Amérique, known as the trotting world champion final which is held every January at Hippodrome de Vincennes in Paris and was broadcasted this year in more than 40 countries for its 100th anniversary.

Sportech were delighted to see that within just a few days of launch in Denmark, a lucky Danish punter won the PMU’s Quinté after choosing 5 horses in order for the maximum Quinté payout.

Sportech’s Quantum™ System offers clients such as Danske Spil access to a broad range of global pari-mutuel, pools with unmatched commingling capabilities and round-the-clock hosting and operational services.

Bump Celebrates its First Launch of 2020 at University of Pittsburgh

Update from Sportech Bump 50:50

Sportech’s Bump 50:50 celebrated another successful launch with the kick-off of a new 50/50 raffle program for the University of Pittsburgh. This season, Sportech will provide its digital 50/50 raffle solution during certain University of Pittsburgh’s Men’s home basketball games.

For the University of Pittsburgh, Bump 50:50 is delivering its integrated raffle solution including its proprietary technology and its signature design and implementation package consisting of marketing, selling, and operational strategies.

Dan Tanenbaum, President of Bump 50:50, commented, “We were thrilled to welcome the University of Pittsburgh as our first new client of 2020 and are very excited to deliver an engaging raffle to their fans as well as vital funds to support the mission of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Athletics.”

Bump Launches Raffle Program for Penn State University

 

Update from Sportech Bump 50:50

Sportech’s Bump 50:50 has been selected by the Pennsylvania State University (“Penn State”) to provide electronic 50/50 raffle programs at select Penn State University home games, matches and other fundraising events.

Bump 50:50 delivers a turnkey, integrated raffle solution that is proven to help charitable foundations produce successful raffles that maximize their charitable fundraising. In addition to proprietary technology, Bump also delivers its signature design and implementation package consisting of marketing, selling, and operational strategies that have a demonstrated track record of success across multiple client implementations to drive big results.

Dan Tanenbaum, President of Bump 50:50, stated, “We are very happy to welcome Penn State to the Bump 50:50 family and are excited to have the opportunity to help them achieve their fundraising goals.”

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

First-Ever Peach Bowl Jackpot Topples $200,000

Update from Bump 50:50

Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing and Digital, partnered with the Peach Bowl for their first 50/50 charitable fundraising raffle at the Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta on December 28th. Using the Bump 50:50 platform the first-ever Peach Bowl jackpot toppled $200,000.

The 50/50 raffle tickets are sold in the Mercedes Benz Stadium by Foundation volunteers from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta 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.

Foundation volunteer selling tickets to Oklahoma Sooners fans

Foundation volunteers selling tickets to LSU Tigers fans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. Bump’s signature implementation and marketing package helps maximize the potential of its clients’ 50:50 raffle programs, generating record-setting jackpots, like this first-ever jackpot Saturday, for teams, special events, and charitable organizations.

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

 

Sportech Goes Live at Royal St. Lucia Turf Club

An Update from Sportech Racing and Digital

Sportech Racing and Digital is pleased to announce that it successfully launched tote services at the Royal St. Lucia Turf Club for Sportech client UK Tote Group.

Sportech now powers Royal St. Lucia’s pari-mutuel betting with its Quantum™ software, the world’s mostly widely deployed pari-mutuel betting system. Hosting and operational services are provided by Sportech through its global service delivery network of data centres.

Sportech delivered the new services with implementation, training, and deployment carried out by Sportech’s experienced technical and operations teams from the USA and Europe.

Guests of the beautiful Caribbean thoroughbred course enjoy full-service teller betting with Sportech’s proprietary betting device software, including the roaming teller Walk About device. Royal St. Lucia Turf Club is also using Sportech’s IPTV product to steam their racing signal for simulcasting.

For information about any of Sportech Racing and Digital’s wide range of betting solutions, visit our website or contact us.

Sportech Participates in Global Symposium on Racing

An Update from Sportech Racing and Digital

Sportech once again participated in the Global Symposium on Racing hosted annually by the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program. The event brings together professionals from the international racing and betting industries to discuss issues and opportunities for participants.

As a key provider of betting solutions to the global racing industry, Sportech was proud to support the Symposium through sponsorship, client appreciation events, and the attendance of our North American Sales and Business Development teams.

For information about any of Sportech’s wide range of betting solutions, visit our website or contact us.

Sportech Strengthens Product and Commercial Teams

Sportech PLC, the international betting technology business, announced that it has strengthened its product and commercial teams with the addition of key individuals who will work across the Group’s B2B divisions.

Paul Rietdyke will lead Sportech’s new Product User Experience and Design department to help elevate clients’ online digital experiences to the next level. With extensive experience across a range of sectors, Paul has developed world class digital experiences for numerous clients including UK-based agency work for Arsenal FC, Everton FC, Liverpool FC and the Saudi Football league, as well as engagements with Think Money Group and Sportpesa.

Leon Hosking joins the Sportech team as Product Manager, bringing additional knowledge of the betting industry to Sportech’s product development initiatives. Leon’s most recent role was as trading and operations specialist for Sportpesa where he was responsible for the offerings of the UK, Italian and .com websites, advising the trading, payments, marketing, customer integrity and CRM departments. He also held a product owner role for bespoke horse racing products. Leon has held senior roles at Skybet, Totesport and Coral in risk, trading, odds, training and development.

Finally, Chris Rogers joins the Sportech team as Commercial Manager. Chris will combine his deep industry knowledge and strong commercial and account management skills to help support the continued growth of Sportech’s product range. Chris has extensive experience in the betting and gaming industry, most recently handling trading, marketing, CRM, acquisition, and responsible gambling for Leo Vegas group’s UK-facing sportsbooks. Chris has also worked for prestigious names in the gaming industry including Coral and Betfred.