Sportech’s Bump 50:50 Enters the Texas Charitable Raffle Market

Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing // Digital, announced that they have been selected by the foundations associated with the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA and the Dallas Stars of the NHL to provide the technologies and services to conduct 50/50 charitable in-game raffles.

The Dallas Mavericks Foundation and the Dallas Stars Foundation are the first Sportech Bump 50:50 customers from the state of Texas, where legislation recently permitted charitable 50/50 raffles on professional sporting events.

Bump 50:50 will deliver point-of-sale software, hardware, a triple-redundant central system for real-time raffle processing, and support services that include monitoring and immediate support.

The Bump 50:50 team will also provide a suite of services to assist with the marketing program design and coordination, sales team training, reporting, and data analytics – that has helped other Bump 50:50 customers shatter fundraising records.

The 50/50 raffles will be held at all Mavericks and Stars home games held at American Airlines Center in Dallas, offering fans easy and convenient ways to participate through roaming ticket sales staff as well as through kiosks. Real time jackpot updates will be displayed via mobile devices, kiosk locations, and in-arena digital assets.

Floyd Jahner, President of the Dallas Mavericks Foundation and COO of the Mavericks commented, “We have a big opportunity to offer our fans a fun and easy way to participate in the mission of our Foundation, by supporting women and children in need in DFW through charitable giving. We are confident that the 50/50 raffle and the Bump 50:50 team can help us achieve our goals by raising funds and spreading awareness for the Dallas Mavericks Foundation.”

Jason Farris, Dallas Stars Foundation President and Dallas Stars COO, commented, “We’re excited to work with the Bump 50:50 team for the launch of our new charitable in-game raffle. Empowering professional sports teams’ non-profit foundations to raise money at their respective home games will have a significant impact on local communities. With the new avenue to receive donations through charitable raffle ticket purchases, we will be able to better support our current initiatives and create new ones that will benefit children across North Texas.”

Dan Tanenbaum, President of Bump 50:50, stated, “We are thrilled to welcome The Dallas Stars Foundation and Dallas Mavericks Foundation to the Bump 50:50 team. We look forward to bringing the excitement of 50/50 raffles to the fans of the Stars and the Mavericks and to helping them share in the joy of supporting the teams’ charitable initiatives.”

Royal Sabah Turf Club select Sportech Racing // Digital

Sportech Racing // Digital, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Royal Sabah Turf Club of Malaysia to provide a new central betting system and associated technologies for its Tambalang Racecourse and off course betting centers.

Sportech will provide the Royal Sabah Turf Club with a new central pari-mutuel betting system and 300 WAVE® teller-terminals.

Royal Sabah Turf Club stated, “The adoption of new betting technologies from Sportech is key to the Royal Sabah Turf Club’s strategy, including offering new betting opportunities to our players, expanding the distribution of the Turf Club’s racing to off track sites, and delivering fast, accurate customer service at the point of sale. We look forward to a productive and beneficial business relationship with Sportech.”

Andrew Gaughan, President of Sportech Racing // Digital said, “We are happy to welcome the Royal Sabah Turf Club to Sportech’s growing list of customers, and are very pleased to announce this expansion of Sportech’s global market presence into Malaysia. We expect that our technologies will elevate the overall player experience in Malaysia, and help Royal Sabah Turf Club expand the distribution of their betting products.”

Sports Network Limited select Sportech Racing // Digital

Sportech Racing // Digital, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Sports Network Limited to provide a new central betting system and terminals in Vietnam for the eventual deployment to the racetracks in Vung Tau, Madagui, and Xuan Thanh.

Sportech will provide a new central pari-mutuel betting system, on-going maintenance and support, and TIM 30 agent-operated betting terminals.

Aston Gooi Khee Leng, Business Development Director of Sports Network Limited, commented, “We are impressed with Sportech’s broad range of betting technology solutions. These technologies will provide our racetracks with simplified tote betting operations, allow us to offer players an enhanced level of customer service and information at the point-of-sale, and assist in our efforts to expand distribution of our betting products to new off-track betting locations in Vietnam.”

Andrew Gaughan, President of Sportech Racing // Digital said, “We are very pleased to welcome the Sports Network Limited to the Sportech team and look forward to helping them achieve their goals for high quality tote technologies, simplified back office operations, and enhanced customer service for racing fans in Vietnam.

This news, closely following Sportech’s announcement of a contract award by the Royal Sabah Turf Club in Malaysia, provides further evidence that Sportech Racing // Digital is making meaningful and substantial advancement into the Asian marketplace for tote betting technologies.”

Global Gaming Solutions Selects Sportech Racing//Digital

Sportech Racing//Digital, a division of Sportech PLC, (LSE: SPO) is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Chickasaw Nation’s Global Gaming Solutions LLC to be the new provider of pari-mutuel betting technologies and services to Remington Park racetrack and associated OTBs in Oklahoma, and Lone Star Park racetrack in Texas.

Sportech will provide comprehensive pari-mutuel betting services, built on the foundation of the world-class Quantum™ System software, and managed and operated from the state-of-the-art Quantum™ Data Center.

Patrons of Lone Star and Remington will also enjoy a significant upgrade in the betting technologies available to them, including Sportech’s new BetJet SL 2.5, the Sportech Tablet for wireless account betting, and the Digital Link™ app for convenient mobile betting while on-track. Digital Link™ offers the patented digital voucher feature, which allows the player to conveniently, anonymously, and securely store and retrieve tickets and vouchers on their own mobile device.

Scott Wells, President and General Manager of Remington Park and Lone Star Park commented, “Global Gaming Solutions has invested millions over the last few years to improve our racetrack facilities, we look forward to now offering our guests new technologies that will significantly enhance their betting experience at Lone Star Park and Remington Park.”

Andrew Gaughan, President of Sportech Racing // Digital said, “We are pleased to welcome Global Gaming to the Sportech family. This award is a yet another endorsement of Sportech’s world-class technologies and services. Remington and Lone Star join a list of operators all over the world that use our Quantum™ System, from Betfred Totepool to the Jockey Club del Peru, and one hundred customers in-between. Digital Link™ mobile will help Remington and Lone Star usher in a new era of convenient, feature-rich mobile betting, and – last but not least – our proactive services will assure that their players get the betting experience they deserve.”

Penn National Gaming selects Sportech Racing//Digital

Sportech Racing//Digital, a division of Sportech PLC, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by an affiliate of Penn National Gaming, Inc. (“PNG”) to deliver new internet and mobile solutions for pari-mutuel betting. Sportech will provide the G4 framework for Internet betting, and the Digital Link™ app for mobile betting, along with a package of associated services that includes call center betting, customer care, and tech support.

Sportech is the exclusive provider of pari-mutuel betting services to Penn National Gaming’s twelve racetracks and four off-track betting locations located in nine different jurisdictions. Sportech has also provided PNG’s eBetUSA betting website since the service first launched sixteen years ago.

The new G4 and Digital Link™ platforms will leverage the power of Sportech’s Quantum™ System software and BetJet betting terminals to offer players the convenience of using a single account and single digital wallet across all betting channels. This means that players can use their PNG account over the Internet, with the Digital Link™ mobile app, over the phone with a call center operator, or with a betting terminal located at one of PNG’s 16 brick-and-mortar locations based on the laws and regulations of each jurisdiction.

Andrew Gaughan, President of Sportech Racing // Digital said, “We are very pleased to expand our business relationship with Penn National Gaming, the largest owner and operator of racetrack and associated betting facilities in the United States. The G4 and Digital Link™ platforms, backed by robust CRM tools, and patented features like digital voucher, will deliver convenience and an enhanced betting experience to PNG players all over the country.”

Chris McErlean, Vice President Racing for Penn National Gaming, commented, “We sought to offer our current and future players a satisfying and immersive betting experience, with accounts and interfaces that move seamlessly between brick-and-mortar and digital. The new G4 website and Digital Link™ mobile, in concert with the land-based services Sportech already provides, will deliver this to our players.”

Termination of discussions with Contagious Gaming Inc.

Sportech PLC (“Sportech” or the “Group”)

Termination of discussions with Contagious Gaming Inc. (“Contagious Gaming”)

The Board of Sportech announces that it has not received an offer proposal from Contagious Gaming which is capable of being implemented or recommended. Accordingly, discussions with Contagious Gaming regarding a potential offer for Sportech have now been terminated.

This statement is subject to Rule 2.8 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers and has been made with the approval of Contagious Gaming.

The Board has recently received more than one preliminary proposal in respect of The Football Pools and will be reviewing the terms of these proposals in due course. A further announcement will be made if appropriate.

The Board remains focused on developing the growth opportunities for each of the Group’s divisions and on maximising value for shareholders.

For further information, please contact:

Sportech PLC 020 7268 2400
Ian R Penrose, Chief Executive Cliff Baty,
Chief Financial Officer

Brunswick Group LLP 020 7404 5959
Mike Smith
Stuart Donnelly
[email protected]com

Investec Bank PLC 020 7597 5169
Patrick Robb
Henry Reast

No offer or solicitation
This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell, or an invitation to subscribe for, purchase or exchange, any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction, nor shall there be any sale, issuance, exchange or transfer of the securities referred to in this announcement in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law.

Rule 26.1 disclosure
In accordance with Rule 26.1 of the Code, a copy of this announcement will be available on the Sportech website by no later than 12 noon on the business day following the date of this announcement: www.sportechplc.com/investors.

Other
Investec Bank plc, which is authorised in the United Kingdom by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, is acting as financial adviser to Sportech and no-one else in connection with the subject matter of this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than Sportech for providing the protections afforded to its clients or for providing advice in connection with the subject matter of this announcement.

Sportech’s Bump 50:50 Selected by Colorado Amateur Hockey Association

Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing // Digital, announced that they have been selected by the Colorado Amateur Hockey Association (“CAHA”) to supply technologies and services for50/50 charitable raffles at 2015-16 Colorado Avalanche games.

From the start of the upcoming season, Bump 50:50 will deliver point-of-sale software, hardware and central processing services, as well as program design and coordination, sales team training, reporting, and data analytics.While the Bump 50:50 system is only currently available at Colorado Avalanche games, Bump 50:50, CAHA and Kroenke Sports & Entertainment are working together to hopefully bring fundraising opportunities using the Bump 50:50 system to Denver Nuggets and Colorado Mammoth games at the Pepsi Center.

As the industry’s most technologically advanced provider of 50/50 raffles, Bump 50:50 is continually investing in new features and services. Fans in Coloradowill now enjoy the ability to purchase 50/50 raffle tickets for not only cash but with credit cardsas well – a feature that Bump 50:50 introduced this summer for the first time in charitable raffle history, and one that only Bump 50:50 currently offers. Fans will also have the ability to opt-in to receive text notification of winners.

In addition, the Bump 50:50systemis the only 50/50 raffle system on the market today to receive the top-level version 1.1v Gaming Laboratories International GLI-31 certification for Electronic Raffle Systems. This independent certification provides further evidence of the credibility and integrity of the Bump 50:50 system, and underscores the company’s commitment to delivering the most advanced raffle systems available.

Dan Tanenbaum, President of Bump 50:50, stated, “We are excited to provideall involved with a Bump 50:50 solution, and to support the vital work of the Colorado Amateur Hockey Association and Kroenke Sports Charities, who will both directly benefit from the proceeds raised through the use of the Bump 50:50 system. We continually provide enhancements to our system, and we are confidentour latest new features – including credit card acceptance and text notifications –will encourage participation, and deliver results for the CAHA.”

Extension of PUSU deadline 9th October 2015

Sportech PLC (“Sportech” or the “Company”)

Further extension to deadline under Rule 2.6(c) of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the “Code”)

On 14 August 2015 the Board of Sportech announced that it had received a proposal from Contagious Gaming Inc. (“Contagious Gaming“), a Toronto-listed gaming and software supplier, regarding a possible recommended offer for the whole of the issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of the Company.

The proposal is subject to due diligence, Contagious Gaming raising suitable financing and Contagious Gaming receiving a significant level of support for the proposal from Sportech shareholders.

The deadline for Contagious Gaming to either announce a firm intention to make an offer for Sportech in accordance with Rule 2.7 of the Code or announce that it does not intend to make an offer, in which case the announcement will be treated as a statement to which Rule 2.8 of the Code applies, was originally 5.00 p.m. on 11 September 2015. This was subsequently extended, with the consent of the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers (the “Panel”), to by no later than 5.00 p.m. on 9 October 2015.

In accordance with Rule 2.6(c) of the Code, the Board of Sportech have requested that the Panel extend the relevant deadline, as referred to above, to enable the parties to continue their discussions regarding a possible offer. Accordingly, an extension has been granted by the Panel and Contagious Gaming must, by no later than 5.00 p.m. on 6 November 2015, either announce a firm intention to make an offer for Sportech in accordance with Rule 2.7 of the Code or announce that it does not intend to make an offer, in which case the announcement will be treated as a statement to which Rule 2.8 of the Code applies. This deadline will only be extended with the consent of the Panel.

A further announcement will be made when appropriate. In the meantime, Sportech shareholders are advised by the Board to take no action. There can be no certainty that any formal offer for the Company will be forthcoming, nor as to the terms of any such formal offer.

This announcement has not been made with the agreement or approval of Contagious Gaming.

Enquiries:

Sportech PLC Tel: +44 (0)20 7268 2400
Ian Penrose, Chief Executive
Cliff Baty, Chief Financial Officer

Investec Bank plc (Financial adviser and broker to Sportech) Tel: +44 (0)20 7597 4000

Chris Treneman
James Rudd Patrick Robb (Corporate Broking)
Henry Reast (Corporate Broking)

Brunswick Group LLP Tel: +44 (0)20 7404 5959
Mike Smith, Rosheeka Field

Dealing disclosure requirements

Under Rule 8.3(a) of the Code, any person who is interested in 1% or more of any class of relevant securities of an offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror (being any offeror other than an offeror in respect of which it has been announced that its offer is, or is likely to be, solely in cash) must make an Opening Position Disclosure following the commencement of the offer period and, if later, following the announcement in which any securities exchange offeror is first identified. An Opening Position Disclosure must contain details of the person’s interests and short positions in, and rights to subscribe for, any relevant securities of each of (i) the offeree company and (ii) any securities exchange offeror(s). An Opening Position Disclosure by a person to whom Rule 8.3(a) applies must be made by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the 10th business day following the commencement of the offer period and, if appropriate, by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the 10th business day following the announcement in which any securities exchange offeror is first identified. Relevant persons who deal in the relevant securities of the offeree company or of a securities exchange offeror prior to the deadline for making an Opening Position Disclosure must instead make a Dealing Disclosure.

Under Rule 8.3(b) of the Code, any person who is, or becomes, interested in 1% or more of any class of relevant securities of the offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror must make a Dealing Disclosure if the person deals in any relevant securities of the offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror. A Dealing Disclosure must contain details of the dealing concerned and of the person’s interests and short positions in, and rights to subscribe for, any relevant securities of each of (i) the offeree company and (ii) any securities exchange offeror(s), save to the extent that these details have previously been disclosed under Rule 8. A Dealing Disclosure by a person to whom Rule 8.3(b) applies must be made by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the business day following the date of the relevant dealing.

If two or more persons act together pursuant to an agreement or understanding, whether formal or informal, to acquire or control an interest in relevant securities of an offeree company or a securities exchange offeror, they will be deemed to be a single person for the purpose of Rule 8.3.

Opening Position Disclosures must also be made by the offeree company and by any offeror and Dealing Disclosures must also be made by the offeree company, by any offeror and by any persons acting in concert with any of them (see Rules 8.1, 8.2 and 8.4).

Details of the offeree and offeror companies in respect of whose relevant securities Opening Position Disclosures and Dealing Disclosures must be made can be found in the Disclosure Table on the Takeover Panel’s website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk, including details of the number of relevant securities in issue, when the offer period commenced and when any offeror was first identified. You should contact the Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit on +44 (0)20 7638 0129 if you are in any doubt as to whether you are required to make an Opening Position Disclosure or a Dealing Disclosure.

No offer or solicitation
This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell, or an invitation to subscribe for, purchase or exchange, any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction, nor shall there be any sale, issuance, exchange or transfer of the securities referred to in this announcement in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law.

Rule 26.1 disclosure
In accordance with Rule 26.1 of the Code, a copy of this announcement will be available on the Sportech website by no later than 12 noon on the business day following the date of this announcement: www.sportechplc.com / www.sportechplc.com/media-and-news/press-releases/2015.

Other
Investec Bank plc, which is authorised in the United Kingdom by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, is acting as financial adviser to Sportech and no-one else in connection with the subject matter of this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than Sportech for providing the protections afforded to its clients or for providing advice in connection with the subject matter of this announcement.

MyWinners.com Partners with TimeformUS to Sell its Past Performance Products

MyWinners.com Partners with TimeformUS to Sell its Past Performance Products

MyWinners.com, owned and operated by Sportech Venues, Inc., and offering online wagering in the State of Connecticut, has partnered with TimeformUS, the leading innovator of horseracing past performance products, to integrate its digital handicapping suite through the MyWinners wagering interface.

Designed for the digital customer, TimeformUS is groundbreaking in content, display, and speed, giving horseplayers the tools to understand races faster and more deeply. Data visualizations such as ‘The TimeformUS Pace Projector™’ have emerged as a key driver in the ongoing migration of horseplayers from traditional print handicapping products to digital content.

MyWinners.com, the only website legally permitted to offer online horse-racing wagering to players in the state of Connecticut, is offering the TimeformUS product within its handicapping store to all of its players. In addition, players who wager on the track they purchase the product for will be reimbursed the cost of the product.

“By partnering with TimeformUS, MyWinners.com is embracing a modern past performance product for the digital age,” said MyWinners GM, Josh Tepper. “We feel the innovation and forward thinking products created by TimeformUS will fit our mobile and web users perfectly.”

TimeformUS CEO Marc Attenberg added: “We are excited to deliver a tightly-integrated user experience on MyWinners.com, and look forward to developing content with their team across a variety of digital platforms. Together, we’ll grow handle by making the game easier to play.”

Sportech Venues and MyWinners.com partner with DraftDay Gaming Group

Sportech Venues and MyWinners.com partner with DraftDay Gaming Group to Provide Daily Fantasy Sports to Connecticut Customers

Sportech Venues, a division of Sportech PLC, is pleased to announce a partnership with DraftDay Gaming Group, Inc. (“DraftDay”) to provide a white-label daily fantasy sports platform, named MyWinners Fantasy (www.mywinnersfantasy.com), for customers at 14 wagering venues throughout Connecticut, and online at MyWinners.com.
Sportech Venues’ locations, branded as ‘Winners’, range from local betting parlors to a 50,000 square foot flagship venue, Bobby V’s Restaurant and Sports Bar (located adjacent to Bradley International Airport), the next generation in premier sports entertainment and wagering venues. Sportech’s second Bobby V’s flagship Sports Bar & Restaurant with wagering will open in Stamford, CT.

MyWinners.com is Connecticut’s only legal online racing betting site, offering wagers on top thoroughbred, harness, and greyhound tracks from across the country and the world.
The DraftDay platform provides Winners with an exciting new product, catering to a wider, younger demographic, in addition to the existing customer base within Winners’ successful wagering venues. “It’s another great product to play when visiting our locations or when online,” said Ted Taylor, President of Sportech Venues, Inc.

“With the popularity of daily fantasy sports at an all-time high, bringing the power of the DraftDay network to MyWinners.com customers was a logical next step,” added Josh Tepper, General Manager of MyWinners.com. “We hope to provide our players with the same excitement and thrill that they enjoy with our racing content.”

DraftDay is the market leading business-to-business daily fantasy sports platform, and is well-positioned to become an even more significant player in the explosive fantasy sports industry, by building partnerships within the regulated gaming, racing and media industries. By establishing the preeminent B2B daily fantasy sports partnership network, with six partners signed and in various stages of production, DraftDay is creating innovative digital content for organizations to increase their product range for customers, and to protect their valuable databases.

“DraftDay is excited to have Sportech as our first regulated gaming partner to join our B2B network,” said Nic Sulsky, President of DraftDay. “Bringing this trusted gaming company into our network establishes credibility and lays the ideal foundation for our imminent growth.”