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

Our Game Plan
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.

Sportech Testifies At Public Hearing In Connecticut, Supporting Legalizing Sports Betting

Update from Sportech Venues:

Sportech was in the Connecticut capital of Hartford on February 26thto testify before the Connecticut Legislature’s Public Safety Committee in support of legislation that would permit regulated sports betting through Connecticut’s current licensed betting operators, including Sportech.

Sportech Executive Chairman Richard McGuire, Sportech Venues, Inc. President Ted Taylor, and Sportech Chief Legal Officer Rich Pingel testified that Sportech has been delivering responsible betting entertainment in Connecticut for 25 years and has invested heavily in its Connecticut operations.

They asserted that sports betting is a logical and reasonable extension of services it already delivers through its 16 betting venues and via online and mobile betting operations.

They emphasized Sportech’s continued commitment to the State of Connecticut, its residents, and the 400 employees of Sportech who call Connecticut home, and reaffirmed that Sportech is regulated and ready to partner with the State to deliver responsible sports betting to consumers and new tax revenues to the state.

For more information about Sportech’s position on sports betting in Connecticut visit their information website.

Daytona International Speedway Record Jackpot Weekend

Update from Bump 50:50

Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing and Digital, hit a record jackpot at this year’s Daytona 500 event. Daytona International Speedway raised $233,022 using the Bump 50:50 platform, a record jackpot for the 3-day event.

50/50 raffle ticket proceeds benefit 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 $116,511 for Vet Tix while $116,511 goes home with the lucky winning ticket holder.

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

The Case for Legal Sports Betting in Connecticut

Update from Sportech Venues

The case for legal, regulated sports betting in Connecticut is clear, as Sportech lays out in a new video published by Sportech to support its efforts to establish Sportech’s Winners as the Regulated and Ready partner for sports betting in the State.

For more information about Sportech’s position on sports betting in Connecticut visit their information website.

Montreal Canadiens Hit Record Jackpot With Bump 50:50!

Update from Sportech’s Bump 50:50

 Bump 50:50 customer the Montreal Canadiens hit a record jackpot on February 2nd, using the Bump 50:50 platform to reach their all-time highest regular season jackpot of CN$125,610.

The 50/50 raffle tickets are sold in the Bell Centre by Foundation volunteers from Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation 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.

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

Sportech Unveils Campaign to Bring Sports Betting to Connecticut

Update from Sportech Venues:

Sportech Venues in Connecticut is spreading the word about the opportunity for Sports Betting in Connecticut, as State lawmakers take up consideration of laws to regulate Sports Betting during the current legislative session.

Sportech has been working to communicate its position on the introduction of a common-sense framework for legal, regulated sports betting in Connecticut to combat current illegal activity and provide consumer protections while also delivering tax dollars to the State.

With a campaign that launched in early February, Sportech is making sure that its Winners, MyWinners.com, and Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bar patrons know that the legalization and regulation of sports betting is under consideration in Connecticut and that Sportech will be ready to take action as Connecticut’s REGULATED and READY partner for betting, if and when legalization occurs.

For more information about Sportech’s position on sports betting in Connecticut visit their information website.