Sportech Venues Announces “You Pick ‘Em Challenge” Grand Prize Winners – Two Trips to the Big Game in Atlanta

An Update from Sportech Venues

On January 5th, halftime of the Houston vs. Indianapolis Wild-Card Playoff game provided an exciting conclusion to a season-long contest hosted at Sportech’s Winners venues and Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bar locations in Connecticut.  If the football action on the big screens weren’t enough for sports fans filling Winners and Bobby V’s, the Sportech Venues team added to the excitement by announcing the grand prize winners of Sportech’s season-long “You Pick ‘Em Challenge”.   Richard A. and Jeff L., of Hartford and Stamford respectively,  were each selected as a grand prize winner of a trip for two to the BIG GAME in Atlanta.

Throughout the football season customers at Sportech’s sixteen Bobby V’s and Winners venues played the free-to-enter contest by taking their best guesses at a variety of football related outcomes.  Each qualifying entry gave a customer a chance at winning the grand prize in addition to weekly, monthly and season-long prizes.  In total, over 6,200 qualifying entries filled a raffle drum with our two lucky participants chosen as grand prize winners.

For more information about Sportech Venues in Connecticut visit the MyWinners website.

Sportech Features Race and Sports Betting Technology at Racing Industry Symposium

An Update from Sportech Racing and Digital

Sportech Racing and Digital proudly sponsored the recent Global Symposium on Racing hosted by the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program. The event brought professionals from the horse racing and sports betting industries together to discuss the quickly-evolving environment of sports and gaming entertainment in the US and abroad.

Sportech supported the event through sponsorship and an exhibit with the attendance of our Senior Management and Sales & Business Development teams.

The Sportech exhibit showcased our full range of betting technologies including our new sports betting platform as well as our Quantum™ System software, with its continually expanding capabilities for global commingling, our latest betting devices, our recently-updated G4 white label betting website, and our Digital Link® mobile betting suite.

Sportech PLC Executive Chairman, Richard McGuire, also spoke on the “Sports Betting: Coming to a Jurisdiction Near You?” panel, offering expert opinion and advice on the opportunities and threats to the industry.

Richard started off by stating that Sports betting is an incredible opportunity to diversify your business. The time is now. You have everything in place to move sports betting forward.”   He added, “Horse racing and sports betting can coexist if the two are fully integrated.” In his final remarks he told the audience of several hundred attendees that “Racetracks have the infrastructure to offer sports betting, and I would encourage tracks to do that.”

For more on the Symposium and its panel discussions find articles from BloodHorse here and Thoroughbred Daily News here.

For information on how to get started with licensed US Sports Betting or about any of Sportech Racing and Digital’s wide range of betting products and services, contact us.

Bump 50:50 Launches 50:50 Raffle Program for Florida State University

Update from Sportech Bump 50:50

Sportech’s Bump 50:50 has been selected by Florida State University’s Athletics Department and Seminole Boosters, Inc. to provide electronic 50/50 raffle programs at select Florida State University (“FSU”) home games as well as online at

Bump 50:50 launched the new FSU raffle service today, delivering Bump’s proven package of electronic raffle technologies and marketing strategies to benefit the fund set up through Seminole Boosters to endow scholarships for FSU student-athletes.

The Bump 50:50 raffles will be conducted at FSU men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, and softball home games as well as online, allowing fans to participate in the excitement of the raffle experience even if they are not at the stadium or arena.

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. In addition to point-of-sale hardware and software, the Bump 50:50 package includes a triple-redundant central system and rapid-response services. Bump’s signature implementation and marketing package helps maximize the potential of its customer’s 50/50 raffle programs, generating raffle jackpots as high as four hundred thousand dollars.

Dan Tanenbaum, President of Bump 50:50, stated, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Florida State University’s Athletic Department and Seminole Boosters to offer 50/50 raffles to their dedicated fans.  Bump 50:50 excels at delivering raffle programs that maximize fan engagement and we are very excited to see what our systems and services will do for the FSU charitable initiatives.”

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

BUMP 50:50 Say “Howdy” to New Partner Professional Bull Riders Association

Update from Sportech Racing and Digital

Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing and Digital, partnered with the Professional Bull Riding (PBR) Association for their first 50/50 charitable fundraising raffle at the 5-Day World Finals Event in the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. The PBR celebrated its 25thanniversary with the event and raised a gross jackpot total of $140,320.

The team at Bump 50:50 were excited to work with Professional Bull Riders Association, becoming Bump’s 81st partner and smashing the event’s jackpot goal of $100,000. The Bump team also picked up a fun fact from the event – Professional bull riders are required to wear a padded vest, leather chaps and spurs, but the cowboy hat is optional!

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

Racing Fans in Connecticut Look to Winners for Breeders’ Cup Excitement

Update from Sportech Venues:

High stakes racing was the focus at Sportech’s Winners venues and digital channels during two of the richest days in sports – the 2018 Breeders’ Cup.  Racing fans throughout Connecticut showed up for a loaded race card highlighted by the defining event of the international racing season, the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.

In Connecticut, Sportech provides its state-of-the-art wagering technology in two Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bars in Stamford and Windsor Locks, sixteen Winners retail venues, and through the website, Digital Link® mobile app, and telephone wagering.

Ted Taylor, President of Sportech Venues, stated, “In the North American racing world, Breeders’ Cup is second only in popularity to the Triple Crown so it’s a key opportunity for our people and our services to really put on a great show and deliver an exciting day of racing, betting and social excitement, regardless of the outcome of the races.  I’m proud of the over 400 employees of Sportech Venues in Connecticut for delivering a fantastic day of betting for our guests.”

For more information about Sportech Venues in Connecticut visit the MyWinners website.

Sportech Seals the Deal with Four UK Ladbrokes/Coral Tracks

Update from Sportech Racing and Digital:

Sportech Racing and Digital announces that it has signed a new contract with four racetracks operated by Ladbrokes/Coral in the UK.  This marks the completion of a deal that Sportech first announced in June, when the parties agreed to enter into the new contract.

Under the new contract, Sportech will provide tote betting systems, hosting and operational services to the greyhound racetracks at Monmore, Crayford, Romford, and Brighton from Sportech’s data center in Bristol, UK.  The migration of the on-track systems to the Bristol data center will enable the provision of inter-track wagering services to support common pool pari-mutuel wagering between the tracks and third party operators, a key area of growth for racetracks and pools betting operators.

In addition to the UK data center hosting and operations services, the contract also includes the provision on-track hardware and software maintenance.

Sportech Vice President Sales Europe Bruno Gay stated, “We are very pleased to have signed an agreement that will deliver Sportech’s unrivaled package of betting technologies and services and are confident that Ladbrokes/Coral will be very pleased with the quality of the services they receive from the Sportech team. We look forward to working with the tracks to leverage Sportech’s leading international common pool wagering capabilities to offer the tracks new markets for their racing and new products for their bettors.”

For more information about Sportech Racing and Digital visit the Sportech Racing and Digital website.

Sportech Brings Betting to New Jersey Steeplechase

Update from Sportech Racing and Digital

Sportech’s team in New Jersey helped long-term customer Monmouth Park offer betting on a popular local steeplechase event for the first time ever last weekend.

Sportech’s 65 teller-operated and self-service terminals were temporarily installed in ten tents that dotted the fields of the open air venue to offer betting on the Far Hills Race Meeting for the first time in its 98-year history.

With a crowd estimated at 35,000, Sportech’s Quantum™ System processed all-sources handle of $335K for the day, $210K of that on-course.

For more on Sportech’s pari-mutuel betting technologies, visit our website

Sportech Participates at Online and Sports Betting Informational Forum in Connecticut

Update from Sportech PLC 

On October 1st, 2018, Sportech’s Chief Legal Officer, Rich Pingel spoke on a panel at the Online and Sports Betting Informational Forum sponsored by Connecticut State Senator Kevin Witkos & State Representative Joe Verrengia to show bipartisan support for expansion of gaming and sports betting. 

Rich discussed Sportech’s unique position as both a licensed operator in Connecticut and a global betting technology company servicing clients across 37 countries and he described how Sportech is ready to offer safe, secure legal sports betting to Connecticut residents if the laws in the state are adopted to permit it. He stated “We have a special relationship in Connecticut with Off-Track Betting offered at 16 facilities in state and online with We employ over 400 people in Connecticut currently working in our Head Office in New Haven and at our retail sites.” 

Illegal gaming was explored throughout the discussion and Rich added “Sports betting is happening [in Connecticut], and the first goal is converting the illegal gaming to a legal format with recognized operators in state, with full consumer protections, state revenue generation and creation of further in-state employment.” 

He concluded, ” Sportech’s reputation and our role in the state is paramount to the company and we are delighted to be part of this debate.” 

For information on how to get started with licensed US Sports Betting, contact us. 

BUMP 50:50 First Ever Raffle With UFC

Update from Sportech Racing and Digital 

Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing and Digital, partnered with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on October 6th in Las Vegas for their first 50/50 charitable fundraising raffle at the World Lightweight Championship event. The event hosted over 20,000 people for the UFC 229 event and raised a gross jackpot total of $65,630 with half going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 

The team at Bump 50:50 were excited to work with UFC for the first time on this special one-off event and look forward to partnering with UFC for future events. 

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

Quantum™ System Gets Expanded Slate of Pools and Bet Types

Update from Sportech Racing and Digital:

Sportech Racing and Digital is continually investing in its Quantum™ System pari-mutuel betting software, adding new pools, bet types, operational functions, and enhanced features. Today, we are pleased to announce that pools and bet types from two of the world’s most popular betting markets – France and Hong Kong –are now available on Quantum™ System and accessible through Sportech’s extensive array of betting pool commingling protocols.

Quantum™ now supports many of the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s pools including their popular exotics such as the Quinella Place,  Double Trio, Triple Trio, and Six Up.

The system also supports the full range of PMU pools including the well-known Tiercé, Quarté Plus, Quinté Plus.

Making popular pools available is important but it’s just the start.  To provide a truly advanced commingling betting environment, the system must provide multiple protocols to allow betting partners from around the world to connect.  Sportech’s Quantum™ System is unrivalled in this respect.  As a leading provider of global commingling services and co-founder of the ITSP protocol, Sportech offers compatible gateways with many of the large bookmaker sites and technology providers and are authors and owners of the CBI, X-Gate, ATL, and multiple variants of ITSP. Sportech is the only provider to support both the host and guest sides of the CBI and UK Tote protocols.

For more information about Sportech Racing and Digital and its Quantum™ System pari-mutuel betting software, visit the Sportech Racing and Digital website.