Sportech Delivers Derby Day Betting Excitement

Sportech’s 9 Winners Venues along with its online & mobile wagering platform at, and two Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bar locations delivered the ultimate Kentucky Derby day excitement on May 4.

Throughout the Connecticut estate, customers placed over 200,000 wagers during the day driving betting handle to more than $2.5m.  Standing room only crowds cheered on their favorite horses in the 150th run for the roses but only one horse could be declared the winner – Mystik Dan.

Sportech’s Executive Chairman Richard McGuire commented, “It was a thrilling race that came down to the wire and showed once again why Kentucky Derby is widely regarded as the premier race in the United States.  Customers who backed the 18-1 longshot Mystik Dan were ecstatic whilst collecting their winnings throughout our various locations.  In addition to the high level of excitement in our retail locations, our online and mobile channels performed well, recording an 11% increase in activity.”

All Winners and Bobby V’s locations will feature the second and third legs of the Triple Crown on Saturday, May 18 when the Preakness Stakes takes center stage and on Saturday, June 8 for the Belmont Stakes at Saratoga.