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.


In Connecticut, Sportech’s Winners, Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bars, and 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, and Bobby V’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, visit theSportech Venues page, 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 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

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.

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.