Responsible Gambling Awareness Remains Priority

As a member of the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG), Sportech works closely with the organization to ensure retail and online customers have access to the help they may need should gambling become a problem, as well as creating awareness for responsible gambling.

In October, Sportech Venues proudly sponsored CCPG’s Annual Conference.  Sportech staff members from operations, security and marketing attended the conference to get a deeper understanding of new emerging trends affecting the problem gambling community.

Mike Burris, Sportech’s Manager of Sports Betting, said: “Having attended CCPG’s annual conference over the years has helped me understand the importance of ensuring our customers have the opportunity and access to responsible gambling tactics.  The conference always delivers engaging speakers that provide insight on emerging trends in prevention and treatment of problem gambling.”

In addition to support for CCPG, Sportech also contributes a portion of daily trading to the State of Connecticut’s Problem Gambling fund via the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

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Sportech Delivers Breeders’ Cup 2022 Betting Excitement

Sportech’s pari-mutuel business delivered yet another successful Breeders’ Cup weekend for racing enthusiasts who experienced the excitement of the Breeders’ Cup at Sportech’s Connecticut Winners venues and at

Winners OTB locations, telephone wagering and, the online destination for pari-mutuel wagering in Connecticut, combined to process $1,795,000 in handle over the Friday and Saturday racing days.

In Connecticut, Sportech Venues – home of legal retail and online betting in the State – provided consumers with betting at its ten retail locations and at, with online channels generating a large share of overall betting.

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Sportech Launches Sports Betting Informational Hub on CT Post

Sportech Venues, Inc., a division of Sportech PLC is delighted to announce that it has successfully launched its “Sports Betting in Connecticut” information hub on Hearst Media’s CT Post website.

The “Sports Betting in Connecticut” information hub was developed with the intention of providing experienced and novice sports bettors with educational articles to help them navigate the legal sports betting landscape in Connecticut.  Readers interested in learning the basics of sports betting can peruse various articles featuring basic information such as; “Where in Connecticut to Bet on Sports”, “Sports Betting 101, a Glossary of Terms”, and “Biggest Betting Events of the Year”.  More experienced bettors have landed at this hub for “Paul’s Picks”, where Sportech Venues’ VP of Marketing Paul Dionne provides a weekly column highlighting his handicapped best bets of the weekend.

Further, readers can learn more about “Responsible Play, The CT Way” a Connecticut-centric responsible gambling initiative led by the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling.  Sportech is a proud partner of this initiative alongside the state’s other gaming operators and works to raise the profile of responsible gambling through inclusion in promotional materials, signage and brochures in venues and through managed websites and social media profiles.

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Sportech Venues Celebrates the Kick-Off to Football Season

Sports bettors in Connecticut have proven their dedication to America’s favorite game by putting their money where their hearts and minds are – on their favorite football teams.

Sportech Venues Inc., a division of Sportech PLC and provider of retail and online wagering opportunities throughout Connecticut, USA, is pleased to announce a successful kick-off to the NFL and College Football seasons.  Through a partnership with Connecticut Lottery Corp., Sportech Venues is the proud retail operator of PlaySugarHouse Sportsbooks at nine Winners OTB and two Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bar locations.  With the football seasons underway,  Sportech’s locations throughout Connecticut have been filled up with sports fans interested in winning big.

The early returns provide a bright outlook on sports betting handle and hold.  Some sports bettors prefer to back their favorite teams through spread and moneyline wagers, whilst others enjoy the thrill of game and player props such as anytime touchdown scorer.  A significant portion of football bettors prefer to take a swing on big wins with multi-leg parlays or even same game parlays that are offered through the PlaySugarHouse Sportsbook.

Paul Dionne, VP of Marketing for Sportech Venues, Inc. said: “We’ve been very pleased with the foot traffic we’ve seen coming through the doors to start the football season.  The increase of customer volume naturally lends itself to not only an increase in sports betting handle, it also provides an uplift in food & beverage sales.  Further, we’re consistently cross-promoting our parimutuel wagering opportunities to clientele that otherwise might not engage in horse racing.”

The variety of venue types and accessibility Sportech provides in Connecticut has proven to be a very effective modeling.  Customers have easy access to in-person retail sports betting with most of Connecticut residents requiring a 20-minute or less drive to place their bets.  The Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bar locations appeals to sports bettors interested in a full gameday sports bar experience while other Winners OTB venues allow for pop-ins to get their bets on the night’s game and quickly cash winning tickets.