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The Football Pools, an iconic Liverpool business, first started selling its coupons outside Old Trafford, home of fierce rivals Manchester United

On average we have a winner every 3 minutes

We have a presence in over 25 countries

The Football Pools is the UK’s favourite football gaming brand

Pools, or tote betting, is the most popular legal form of sports-based betting outside of the UK

The global pools market in football and horseracing is worth $80 billion

We donated £600 million to help fund major improvements in stadium safety across many clubs in the UK

The global gaming market is worth $350 billion and growing +5% year on year

Sportech is one of the leading suppliers and operators of pools/tote betting in the world

Sportech has launched a Joint Venture in India

The biggest ever Football Pools top prize was £4 million won in March 2010

The Football Pools is the world’s oldest football gaming company

Across North America, Sportech Racing has a 50% market share in horseracing pools

We have paid out over £3.2 billion in prize money to our customers

We are the exclusive operator of pools/tote betting on horseracing in the Netherlands

We are the leading provider of horseracing wagering solutions in North America with over 25,000 terminals

The Football Pools has over 360,000 players every week

We process over $13 billion in bets every year

Over the years we have donated over £1.3 billion to good causes


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Shareholder information 

Corporate advisers


We aim to provide transparent
and regular information to
our stakeholders

Corporate advisers

Financial advisers and
joint stockbroker

Investec Bank (UK) Ltd
2 Gresham Street
London EC2V 7QP

Joint stockbroker

Peel Hunt
120 London Wall,
London EC2Y 5ET


Principal bankers

Bank of Scotland plc
10 Gresham Street
London EC4M 9AF

Royal Bank of Scotland plc
280 Bishopsgate
London EC2M 4RB

Barclays Bank PLC
3 Hardman Street
Manchester M3 3HF


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
65 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1HS

Olswang LLP
90 High Holborn
London WC1V 6XX

Statutory auditors

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Chartered Accountants and
Statutory Auditors
8 Princes Parade
St Nicholas Place
Liverpool L3 1QJ


Capita Asset Services
The Registry
34 Beckenham Road
Kent BR3 4TU


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IR contacts

Private shareholder enquiries
Capita Registrars

Seema Shah, EA to Chief Executive
Tel: 020 7268 2400

For any other Sportech PLC enquiries please call 020 7268 2400 or email