US Supreme Court Ruling

Update from Sportech PLC

Sportech welcomes the US Supreme Court decision which effectively permits each state to now adopt legislation to permit and regulate sports betting. We are well positioned to act quickly and decisively in states that pass legislation permitting sports betting in the wake of this decision.

With over 600 employees across the US engaged in providing secure, regulated betting platforms to 90 licensed operator customers (racetrack, casino, off-track betting network, and online betting operator) in 37 states.  The Company will be leveraging this broad presence to deliver sports betting services to those customers.

In Connecticut, where we own and operate a network of off-track betting facilities and a licensed online and mobile betting service, the Company has been a proactive supporter of legislation to regulate sports betting to combat the spread of illegal activity and to protect consumers.  The Company believes that Connecticut will be an early adopter of a comprehensive and rigorous regulatory framework for sports betting, under the oversight of the Department of Consumer Protection, and we are prepared to act quickly to provide eligible Connecticut residents with a platform for safe and legal sports betting through Sportech’s venues and digital platforms.

Andrew Gaughan, CEO of Sportech, said: “It is a very positive decision and supports Sportech’s initiatives, investment and focus on US growth opportunities.  We have over 600 staff already deployed across the US providing gaming solutions to our business and retail clients and while there is plenty of work ahead of us, we believe we are well positioned.”

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Sportech’s 2018 Kentucky Derby Activity Recap

Update from Sportech PLC:

Sportech Tote Systems
Sportech, the international betting technology business, announced the results of an incredibly busy day on Saturday May 5th as crowds flocked to bet on the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby and to support the successful favorite Justify, confirming trainer Bob Baffert’s confidence in his unbeaten colt.

Sportech’s Global Quantum™ Data and Operations Center and it’s Quantum™ System software processed a total of $66 million in betting turnover on Saturday via more than 13 thousand active windows at over 280 North American customer locations.

Tote ticket sales processed by Sportech for the Kentucky Derby card alone totaled $47 million, accounting for approximately 30% of the total Derby card turnover generated by off-track channels not affiliated with the host track, Churchill Downs.

In Connecticut, Sportech’s retail brand Winners and the web and mobile channels beat their single-day turnover record on Saturday as fans wagered $4.3 million on the day of the Kentucky Derby. Following the runaway success of hot favorite, Justify, Connecticut players took home $2.9 million in winnings on the day.

Sportech’s sixteen Winners locations were lit up for their busiest day of the year with capacity crowds, brand ambassadors to educate newcomers on the Digital Link® Mobile app, and food and drink that kept the celebration going from first race to last. New to the scene was the Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bar in Stamford, where a standing-room only crowd cheered on the exciting first leg of the Triple Crown and began making plans to return for the Preakness on May 19th.

Andrew Gaughan, Sportech CEO, said, “An incredible amount of development, planning, and preparation goes into ensuring our customers and clients have a successful experience every day but especially on really big race days like the Triple Crown events. I applaud our team of over 600 in the U.S. who pulled together to deliver a winning experience on Saturday.”

For more information on Sportech Venues and Bobby V’s, visit the Sportech Venues page.

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Royal Sabah Turf Club Makes Plans to Upgrade to Sportech’s Quantum™ Tote System

Update from Sportech Racing and Digital:

Sportech Racing and Digital is pleased to announce that it has agreed to terms with the Royal Sabah Turf Club of Malaysia to deliver a new Quantum™ pari-mutuel betting system for the Tambalang Racecourse and off course betting centers.

Sportech previously installed its Series 7 Tote System for Royal Sabah in 2015.  The new Quantum™ System will allow Royal Sabah Turf Club to expand its menu of betting pools and bet types, participate in the broader global commingling marketplace, and offer its players advanced technologies for betting, including the latest self-service betting terminals and Sportech’s Digital Link® mobile app.

We at Sportech are confident that guests at the Tambalang Racecourse will enjoy the new betting options available through Quantum™ System and will appreciate the feature-rich, convenient, and private betting experience delivered through the Digital Link® mobile app.

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Sportech Extends Contracts with Saratoga Hotel Casino, Operator of Saratoga Raceway

Update from Sportech Racing and Digital:

Sportech Racing and Digital is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new contract with Saratoga Hotel Casino (“Saratoga”), operator of the harness racetrack in Saratoga, New York.

This new contract extends the long-term business relationship between Saratoga and Sportech Racing and Digital and provides for the delivery of new betting technologies on track, including the BetJet® SL 2.5 self-service terminal and Sportech Tablet.

Sportech also provides Saratoga Hotel Casino’s online wagering platform, SaratogaBets and under the terms of a new Digital Services agreement also recently signed between the parties, Sportech will upgrade the website to its latest-generation G4 betting website and will deploy the Digital Link® app for iOS and Android devices.

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.

Bump 50:50 Goes to the NHL® Playoffs with the Vegas Golden Knights

Update from Sportech Bump 50:50

Bump 50:50 and its electronic raffle technology are going to the playoffs!  That is to say, Bump 50:50 customer The Folded Flag Foundation, and its team the Vegas Golden Knights, are heading to the NHL® best-of-seven Stanley Cup playoff series, beginning tonight with Game 1.

The Bump electronic raffle has been a big success in Las Vegas but tonight’s raffle will be even more special, as the foundation will donate the raffle proceeds to those affected by the tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team.  Bump 50:50 will also waive their service fee in order to help maximize the total donation.

For more about Bump 50:50 and their innovative digital raffle programs, visit the Bump 50:50 website.

Bump 50:50 Announces Partnership with Texas Motor Speedway

Update from Bump 50:50

Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing and Digital, announces the partnership with the Texas Motor Speedway for three race weekends to help the organisations charity, Speedway Children’s Charities.

With the success of raffles in the State of Texas and the opportunity to now accept Debit cards as payment it can help raise significant funds for the youth in Texas.

Weekends Bump 50:50 will be at Texas Motor Speedway:
– O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Race Weekend April 5-8, 2018
– Texas Indy 600 Race Weekend June 8-9, 2018
– AAA Texas 500 Race Weekend November 2-4, 2018

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Bump 50:50 Selected to Provide 50/50 Raffle Program to Pirates Charities

Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing and Digital, announces that it has been selected by Pirates Charities, the official philanthropic arm of the Pittsburgh Pirates, to provide electronic 50/50 raffle programs at Pirates spring training and home games.

Bump 50:50 commenced the raffle program at Pirates Spring Training in Bradenton, Florida and will bring the program to Pittsburgh for the 2018 baseball season.

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.

The package for Pirates Charities includes Bump’s point-of-sale software and hardware, a triple-redundant central system for real-time raffle processing, and rapid-response services. Bump also provides its signature implementation package consisting of marketing, and other operational strategies and best practices that help maximize the potential of 50/50 raffle programs. Bump’s advances in electronic raffle programs is allowing Pirates Charities to offer new services to their fans, including for the first time the ability to purchase raffle tickets with credit cards at this year’s spring training games.

Patty Salerno, the Pirates Senior VP of Community and Public Affairs and Executive Director of Pirates Charities, commented, “The 50/50 raffle that we host at every home game is very important to Pirates Charities.  With the dollars we raise through this program, we are able to support our community in numerous ways.  We assist youth in the areas of health, fitness and education.  We support our active duty military and veterans and their families; and we help those who have been affected by cancer.  Our 50/50 raffles are the engine that makes all of these good works possible.  We are very pleased to be working with Bump 50:50 this season, and look forward to a great 2018 season!”.

Dan Tanenbaum, President of Bump 50:50, stated, “We are very pleased to welcome Pirates Charities to the Bump 50:50 family.   Bump’s proven-effective raffle solution helps our customers improve their raffles and grow their jackpots and we look forward to using our technologies and strategies to help make great things happen for Pirates Charities in Pittsburgh.”

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Sportech Racing and Digital Secures New Long-Term Contract with Camarero Racetrack

Sportech Racing and Digital, a division of Sportech PLC, has entered into a new contract with long-term customer Camarero Racetrack of Puerto Rico (“Camarero”) for totalisator services and web and mobile pari-mutuel betting platforms.

Under the new ten-year contract, Sportech will continue to provide pari-mutuel betting technologies and services to Camarero Racetrack and its online betting channels with Sportech’s Quantum™ System pari-mutuel betting software and local operational services.

Sportech will also upgrade Camarero’s existing website,, to its latest-generation G4 wagering website platform, offering online players a new feature-rich betting experience and offering Camarero new tools for engaging with their customers.

Sportech will also deploy the Digital Link® app for mobile betting, offering a convenient, optimized betting experience to consumers who wish to use their own smart phone or tablet to wager conveniently and securely.

Finally, Camarero will now have the capability to offer fixed-odds simulated racing through both land-based and digital channels with Sportech’s Virtual Racing.

Andrew Gaughan, President of Sportech Racing and Digital, commented, “Camarero is a valued, long-term customer of Sportech Racing and Digital and we are pleased to extend and grow our partnership.  We look forward to using Sportech’s technologies to help Camarero deliver the best possible betting experience to racing fans in Puerto Rico, whether they are visiting the track, using the website, or using the new Digital Link® mobile betting app.”

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Sportech Connects with Norsk Rikstoto of Norway for Global Commingling Services

Update from Sportech Racing and Digital:

Sportech Racing and Digital is pleased to announce that it now connects yet another new European commingling customer to horse race betting pools available via Sportech’s Quantum™ Data and Operations Center in Europe.

In March 2018, Sportech Racing and Digital entered into a new agreement with Norsk Rikstoto, the foundation that supervises pari-mutuel betting on horse racing in Norway.

The agreement allows Norsk Rikstoto to use Sportech’s European Quantum™ Data Center systems and operational services to both offer their racing product to operators outside of Norway through commingling, and to commingle bets from their players into pools offered by racing operators from around the world.

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

Sportech Racing and Digital to Provide New Web and Mobile Betting Platforms to Parx Racing®

Update from Sportech Racing and Digital:

Sportech Racing and Digital, a division of Sportech PLC, (LSE: SPO), has been selected by Bensalem Racing Association, Inc. and Keystone Turf Club, Inc. to provide all new digital platforms for web and mobile betting on horse racing through Parx Racing®.  The digital contract is part of a broader agreement to extend the contract to provide totalisator services to Parx Racing® at its Bensalem, PA race course and associated off-track betting locations.

Parx Racing® has been a customer of Sportech Racing and Digital for decades, with Sportech providing its Quantum™ System pari-mutuel betting software, betting devices, and operational services.

Under the terms of the new agreement, Parx Racing® will replace its existing advanced deposit wagering systems with Sportech’s G4 betting website platform and Digital Link® mobile betting app.

Sportech’s G4 betting website platform is designed to provide an intuitive, immersive experience for betting online, with widgets for easy navigation and dashboard layout for dynamic information flow.

Digital Link® mobile delivers a feature-rich betting experience for customers who prefer the convenience of betting on their own smartphone or tablet.

Both the G4 and Digital Link® platforms are supported by marketing tools to help Parx Racing® effectively engage with their players.

Andrew Gaughan, President of Sportech Racing and Digital, commented, “We are happy to have once more been selected as pari-mutuel technology provider for Parx Racing®.  Sportech has deployed over 25 websites and over 25 mobile apps for customers in the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia and we are very pleased to be able to add our valued customer Parx Racing® to that list.  We are committed to delivering to their players an overall enhanced digital user experience that helps extend the excitement of the racetrack to the digital channels.”

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