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.”

More information is available at www.bump5050.com.

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, ganadondesea.com, 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 ganadondesea.com website, or using the new Digital Link® mobile betting app.”

For more information about Sportech Racing // Digital, visit www.sportech.net.

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®

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.”

For more information about Sportech Racing // Digital, visit www.sportech.net.

Live Entertainment at Bobby V’s Windsor Locks Proves to be a Winner

Update from Sportech Venues

Live comedy events highlight an exciting entertainment calendar at Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bar in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.  Sportech Venues in partnership with Treehouse Comedy, a 35 year industry veteran, produce monthly events at the Northern Connecticut venue.

Guests seeking a fun night out with friends have been treated to a variety of hilarious comedic performances from well-known comedians including:  Gilbert Gottfried, Caroline Rhea, Lenny Clarke, and Judy Gold amongst many others.

On Saturday, February 10 the comedy stylings of Nick DiPaolo were on display for guests who enjoyed drinking, dining and wagering all while laughing the night away.  From HBO and Showtime Comedy Specials, “Comedy Central Roasts” and Sirius XM fame, DiPaolo left the sold-out crowd with a night they’ll never forget.

For more information on Sportech Venues partnership with Treehouse Comedy at Bobby V’s, visit the Bobby V’s Windsor Locks website.


Bump 50:50 Introduces Debit Card Raffle Sales to Fans in Texas

Bump 50:50 Raffles Dallas Mavericks

Update from Bump 50:50

Sportech’s Bump 50:50 successfully introduced a new payment method for sales of the 50/50 raffles at Dallas Mavericks games.

Fans are now able to use their debit card to participate in the 50/50 raffle, with half of the proceeds going to the raffle winner and half to the Dallas Mavericks Foundation. This is the first time that debit cards have been used to conduct 50/50 raffle sales in Texas.

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

Fans Celebrate the Big Game at Bobby V’s Stamford

Fans celebrate a big win at Bobby V's Stamford

Update from Sportech Venues:

Last Sunday, Sportech Venues’ Bobby V’s Restaurant and Sports Bar in Stamford, Connecticut saw fans of Philadelphia and New England celebrating the big game, a scene set perfectly for an amazing game day experience for all.

The capacity crowd was surrounded with over 200 HD TV’s showing the game as they enjoyed food from Bobby V’s scratch-made menus, signature drinks, and a hard-to-beat party atmosphere.

Sportech’s Winners venue, located on the second floor of the facility, hosted guests whilst they enjoyed betting on and watching the day’s racing leading up to and throughout the big game.

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

Sportech Connects with OPAP of Greece in Commingling Arrangement

Update from Sportech Racing and Digital:

Sportech Racing and Digital now connects a new European commingling customer to horse race betting pools operated by Sportech’s long-time customer, Nicosia Race Club of Cyprus.

In January 2018, OPAP, the holder of exclusive rights to numerical lotteries and sports betting in Greece, began commingling into Nicosia Race Club’s pools via Sportech’s Quantum™ Data Center facility in Europe.

This new commingling arrangement brings the excitement of Nicosia’s racing to the 1,500 off-track betting outlets operated by OPAP. In addition, it also opens the gate for OPAP to now access all of the racing content made available through Sportech’s global pari-mutuel systems and adds yet another European country to Sportech Racing and Digital’s global footprint.

For more information about Sportech Racing and Digital, and the services available through its Quantum™ Data Centers, visit the Sportech Racing and Digital website.

Racing and Digital Launches Self-Service Betting at Ascot and Chelmsford

Update from Sportech Racing and Digital:

Sportech Racing and Digital has successfully launched self-service and mobile betting technologies at two of the UK’s most prestigious racing venues, Ascot Racecourse and Chelmsford City Racecourse.

Following the successful soft launch of the Digital Link™ mobile app and the BetJet® SL 2.5 self-service terminal, Sportech Racing and Digital customer Betfred Totepool have further extended these mobile and self-service technologies to the Chelmsford City Racecourse.

Guests of the racecourses can use the self-service BetJet® SL 2.5 terminal to place tote bets or to fund their Digital Link™ mobile app for convenient, secure and private on-course pools betting.

For more information about Sportech Racing and Digital, and the Digital Link™ and BetJet® SL 2.5 products, visit the Sportech Racing and Digital website.

Records Are Made To Be Broken

Update from Sportech’s Bump 50:50 :

On Monday night the Tampa Bay Lightning held the biggest online 50:50 raffle for a sporting event in US history during the NHL All-Stars. Using the Bump 50:50 platform they were able to reach a jackpot of $276,414!

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