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.

Sportech Participates in Sports Wagering Symposium

Update from Sportech Racing and Digital

Sportech proudly sponsored a recent Symposium titled “Sports Wagering and the Impact on Horse Racing” hosted by BloodHorse and the Breeders’ Cup. The event brought professionals from the horse racing and sports betting industries together to discuss the legal and legislative framework of sports betting, the economics of sports betting, and its consumers.

Sportech supported the event though a sponsorship and with the attendance of our Sports Betting Business Development Experts, Ken Kirchner and Victor Bigio.

Victor Bigio spoke on the “Consumer” topic panel, offering expert opinion and advice to the key stakeholders from the horse racing industry in attendance on the future opportunity to convert race tracks to combined racing and sports betting emporiums, stating, “Racetracks and off-track betting facilities should leverage their physical locations, creating environments where players want to come and watch games for hours”, and suggesting that racetracks have the space to host eSports events that are quickly gaining popularity with younger audiences.

For more on the Symposium and its panel discussions find the BloodHorse Article here and Horse Racing Nation Article here.

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

Bump 50:50 Renews Contract with NFL® Dallas Cowboys

Update from Sportech Bump 50:50

Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing and Digital, is happy to announce the renewal of their contract with the Dallas Cowboys. Bump 50:50 will continue to provide the technology and services to conduct 50/50 charitable fundraising raffles at Dallas Cowboys home games.

Bump’s  proven package of technologies and services – including point-of-sale software and hardware, a triple-redundant central system for real-time raffle processing, and Bump’s signature jackpot-boosting implementation package – helped generate total cumulative jackpots of over $1.4 million for the Cowboys over the first contract term with a single event jackpot high of $146K.

With a roster of eight NFL® team heading into football’s regular season, our team at Bump 50:50 are thrilled to extend this important contract and to continue to provide raffle technologies and services that help maximize the Cowboys’ 50/50 raffle program.

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

Bump 50:50 Hosts Raffle Academy In Jacksonville, Florida

Update from Sportech Bump 50:50

Sportech’s Bump 50:50 hosted an incredibly successful Bump Academy this week in Jacksonville, FL with 20 team partners from across the NFL®, NHL®, MLB®, NBA®, NASCAR®, and the NCAA®.

The content was informative, the idea sharing was powerful, and it was impressive to see collaboration across so many leagues and markets.  The output of the academy will help both the teams and Bump 50:50 continue to elevate the fan experience, while generating even larger fundraising dollars to re-invest back into communities across the US and Canada.

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

Michigan Speedway Jackpot Highest Ever with Bump 50:50

Update from Sportech Bump 50:50

Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing and Digital, hit the highest ever NASCAR 50/50 raffle jackpot over a three day event on August 10th– 12th. Michigan International Speedway raised $162,130 for MIS Cares with the help of Bump 50:50.

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