SIS Selects Sportech To Provide Global Commingling Solution

SIS (Sports Information Services) and Sportech PLC today announced a global commingling totalisator agreement that will allow SIS to create and disseminate a worldwide pool for greyhound racing.

SIS, the leading supplier of 24/7 betting services to retail and online operators globally, will utilise Sportech’s Quantum™ System pari-mutuel betting software to offer the greyhound global pool, leveraging Sportech’s unrivalled worldwide reach and expansive global commingling capabilities. Sportech will also provide hosting and operational services of the greyhound global pool from the company’s Global Quantum™ Data and Operations Centres.

Paul Witten, Product Director at SIS, said “This partnership further bolsters our capability as the leading supplier of 24/7 betting services worldwide.

“Sportech’s market leading technology will help facilitate SIS’s greyhound racing global pool, which will further expand the reach of greyhound racing around the world”.

Bruno Gay, Vice President Sales and Business Development EMEA for Sportech, said: “We are delighted to partner with SIS to deliver a greyhound racing global pool, a project for which Quantum™ System and Sportech’s global service delivery network are perfectly suited.

Sportech’s Quantum™ technology has helped betting clients all over the world find new markets for their products and new content for their consumers.  On the heels of the successful implementation of the “Ascot World Pool” for UK Totepool, Ascot Racecourse, and the Hong Kong Jockey Club, we are delighted to support SIS in offering a global pool to satisfy the world greyhound racing market.”

Sportech Venues Secures Exclusive Off-Track Betting License Protections

Sportech Venues, Inc., a division of Sportech PLC, announced that the Connecticut State Budget signed by Governor Lamont on June 26, 2019 included legislation that clarifies and strengthens Sportech’s exclusive license to conduct off-track pari-mutuel betting in the State of Connecticut.

Sportech Venues, Inc. holds the exclusive license to offer off-track betting in the State of Connecticut and does so through its 15 venues and online betting services.

This budget legislation closes a loophole and thus legally prohibits unlicensed online operators from taking wagers from Connecticut residents.  This law becomes effective as of 1 October 2019.

Ted Taylor, President of Sportech Venues, Inc., said, “Sportech have invested heavily in our Connecticut business on the basis of our exclusive license to offer off-track betting there. We are pleased that the State of Connecticut recognized Sportech’s exclusive license with this legislation to close a loophole that deprived Sportech of legitimate revenues but also, by virtue of uncollected pari-mutuel taxes, deprived the State of Connecticut of tax proceeds. This was a good result for both Sportech and for the people of the State of Connecticut.”

Sportech Announces Key Management Changes

Sportech PLC, the international betting technology business, announced key new management team changes in the Group’s B2B division.

Raj Sanjanwala has been appointed Group Chief Technology Officer to manage and advance the Group’s technology strategy across all B2B business lines. Raj joined the company as a developer in 1987 and has assumed increasingly more significant responsibilities over the course of his engagement, including most recently as Director of Global Tote Development.

Andrew Lindley, co-founder of recent Sportech acquisition LOT.TO, has been appointed Group Chief Operating Officer. Andrew has served as General Counsel for the UK Tote, has founded successful lottery betting and technology businesses including Lottoland.com and LOT.TO, and has served as non-executive director on several media and public company boards including Turf TV and SiS.

Julian Bewley, co-founder of LOT.TO, has been named Group Chief Commercial Officer. Formerly part of the founding team at CelebPoker, Julian brings digital technical innovation and transformation knowledge coupled with strong marketing and business development skills to the new Sportech role. Julian has held advisory and executive roles at various sports, gaming and technology companies, including ZEAL Network, 32Red and Caesars Palace.

Rounding out these appointments are additional enhancements to further strengthen Sportech’s Technology group.

Lewis Theobald, formerly of LOT.TO, has been promoted to Chief of Digital Development to shape the Group’s digital transformation strategy in Tote, Sports and Lottery.

Mark Bacha has been promoted to the role of Director, Tote Development and Systems Analysis to expand and enhance Sportech’s leading international commingling capabilities and core Tote engine.

Brett Underhill has been promoted to Director, Tote Development and Support to drive development of Sportech’s client portal and back-end reporting systems as he continues to support Sportech’s EMEA Tote client base.

Finally, Sportech Racing and Digital welcomes Steve Gore as Director, Systems Infrastructure to focus on providing secure, scalable solutions to Sportech’s global client base.

Sportech Technology Delivers “Ascot World Pool”

Sportech Racing and Digital, a division of Sportech PLC, is pleased to announce that it successfully delivered the new “Ascot World Pool”, a global commingling project undertaken by Sportech for Betfred Totepool, Ascot Racecourse, and Hong Kong Jockey Club during the 2019 Royal Ascot meet.

The World Pool is a pari-mutuel betting pool designed to maximize liquidity by combining tote betting from global outlets, including Ascot’s on-course tote, Betfred’s UK Totepool and the Royal Ascot pool hosted by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

The Ascot World Pool project is powered by Sportech’s Quantum™ System, the world’s most widely deployed pari-mutuel betting system, and delivered with hosting and operational services from Sportech’s Global Quantum™ Data and Operations Centre.

Raj Sanjanwala, Chief Technology Officer of Sportech, said: “The World Pool initiative is indicative of what Sportech does best.  We listen to our client’s ambitions and work closely with their teams to cooperatively deliver a seamless global solution. In this case, working with world-class partners Betfred Totepool, Ascot Racecourse, and Hong Kong Jockey Club to execute the solution live on the world stage, ultimately delivering a terrific result. Royal Ascot, I suspect,  was just the opening chapter of the potential for pools that deliver increased liquidity for our combined worldwide client base.”

The World Pool project demonstrates Sportech’s sustained commitment to its pari-mutuel pools betting business, to preserving the ease of betting for a global betting audience, and to leveraging Quantum™ System’s flexible methods for merging local and remote product to further expand the solution globally.

2nd Annual Bump Academy Draws Partners from 12 Leagues

Update from Sportech’s Bump 50:50

Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing and Digital, hosted their second annual Bump Academy in Las Vegas June 10th and 11th, welcoming attendees representing 50 teams and special event partners from 17 states and provinces and 12 professional sports leagues.

The Bump Academy was designed to help Bump’s charitable raffle clients optimize their raffle programs and maximize fundraising. Team foundations from pro sports, collegiate sports, and special events were on hand to learn about Bump’s technology platforms and marketing strategies and to share ideas for taking their raffle programs to the next level.

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.  The Bump Academy is just one more item in the toolkit that helps drive client results.

Dan Tanenbaum, President of Bump 50:50, described the event as, “…a rare opportunity for sports leagues to talk to one another about their raffle programs.” He added, “So many incredible ideas emerged as we came together. I know that our clients have more tools than ever to push their fundraising goals and that they are excited about the future.  This is going to elevate the fundraising game in sports.”

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

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.

Connecticut

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”.

Sportech Signs New Tote Contract with Boyd Gaming

Update from Sportech Racing and Digital 

Sportech Racing and Digital, a division of Sportech PLC, successfully expanded their Tote Services Agreement with Boyd Gaming Corporation (“Boyd Gaming”) upon conclusion of a competitive bidding process. Sportech extended an agreement with Boyd Gaming’s Evangeline Downs and Delta Downs racetracks in Louisiana and further expanded the agreement to include a third thoroughbred racetrack, Belterra Park in Ohio.

Boyd Gaming is one of the largest and most successful casino entertainment companies in the United States, where the company owns and operates 29 gaming properties.

Under the terms of the new agreement, Sportech will provide ToteServices to all three racetracks with its Quantum™ System software – the world’s most widely-deployed pari-mutuel betting software. Betting devices deployed for the Boyd Gaming properties include Sportech’s BetJet® Series for self-service and teller betting as well as the Digital Link® mobile betting app, which delivers a feature-rich betting experience for customers who prefer the convenience of mobile betting on track. Sportech will provide on-site maintenance and support of all Sportech terminals and systems.

Tom Kelso, Director of Sales, North America, commented, “Sportech are delighted to have extended this key U.S. client relationship and to welcome Belterra Park to the Sportech client base. This is a strong endorsement of Sportech’s performance for the Boyd Gaming properties over several years and we look forward to continuing to provide racing and betting fans in Louisiana, and now at Belterra Park, with an exceptional betting experience.”

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

Ever Wondered How Bump 50:50 Raffle Works?

Update from Sportech’s Bump 50:50

Have you ever wondered how Bump’s 50:50 raffle works? Luckily, Bump’s incredible clients, the Colorado Rockies, created a training video for their team that gives a behind-the-scenes peek.

The Colorado Rockies use the Bump 50:50 platform to generate jackpots to support their charitable mission at every regular season home game. The 50/50 raffle tickets are sold throughout Coors Field by Metro State University Denver Alumni Association volunteers and, as with all 50/50 raffles, half of the jackpot goes to a lucky winner and the other half to the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club Foundation.

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

Sportech Sponsors Betting On Sports America

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We will have our company MVP’s on the ground at Betting On Sports America ready to chat to you about the future of betting and sports betting! If you are interested in booking some time with us, let us know you’re going by emailing us at [email protected]

Also Victor Bigio, our Head of Sportsbook, will be on the panel “HORSE RACING – What can be learned about the country’s existing punters?” in Conference Room 1 on April 25th at 3:50pm. You don’t want to miss it!

For more information about Sportech Racing and Digital visit the Sportech Racing and Digital website and more information on Betting On Sports visit the SBC Website.

 

Texas Motor Speedway High Jackpot Weekend

Update from Sportech’s Bump 50:50

Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing and Digital, successfully raised $143,000, comprised of three individual jackpots, over the weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.

Last year Bump announced the partnership with the Texas Motor Speedway for electronic 50/50 raffles to be conducted over race weekends to help the organization’s charity, Speedway Children’s Charities. Dan Tanenbaum, President of Bump 50:50, recognized, “this is a great win for our NASCAR client”.

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