Kentucky Derby 2019
Sportech, the International betting technology business and the home of legal in-venue and online betting on racing in the State of Connecticut, announced the results of another successful Kentucky Derby event, the first leg of the 2019 Triple Crown season and the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby.
In Connecticut, Sportech’s Winners, Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bars, and MyWinners.com online and mobile channels delivered the ultimate Derby day excitement on May 4th, providing fans with a betting an exciting viewing experience.
Across Sportech’s Connecticut estate, customers placed nearly 400,000 wagers during the day and there was an incredible buzz among the – standing room only – crowds as the strong favorite and first-past-the-post horse Maximum Security was disqualified and long shot Country House announced the winner.
Sportech’s Executive Chairman Richard McGuire commented, “We paid out around $3.5 million dollars to Connecticut winners during the day and that amount could have been significantly higher had the favorite obliged. Our online and mobile channels performed well, recording a 13% increase in activity.” Reflecting on the sports betting question currently facing Connecticut lawmakers, McGuire added,“We look forward to the State of Connecticut extending licensing to current operators to include sports betting, bringing current illegal sports betting activity under the same regulatory framework as betting on horse racing and enabling us all to compete effectively with neighboring states.”
The excitement will continue with the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, featured at all Winners and Bobby V’s locations on Saturday, May 18th.
Sportech Tote Systems
Sportech’s Tote betting systems and services division reported seamless delivery of betting services on Saturday, providing service to its 90 North American racetrack, OTB, casino and licensed online betting operator clients from its operational base at the Global Quantum™ Data and Operations Center in New Jersey.
Sportech’s Quantum™ System software processed almost 100 million betting transactions on Saturday via more than 13,000 points of sale.
For more information on Sportech Venues, Winners, MyWinners.com and Bobby V’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, visit theSportech Venues page, theMyWinners.com website,or theBobby V’s Stamford website. For more information about Sportech Racing and Digital visit the Sportech Racing and Digital website. To view more photos from Derby Day in Connecticut, visit our visit www.sportechplc.com/media-libraryand select “Winners”.