NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with Palm Beach Kennel Club, North America's premier greyhound racetrack, Winners is proud to announce an exciting tournament for greyhound handicappers. The "Winners Palm Beach Kennel Club Challenge" is a $20,000 Handicapping Tournament series which will consist of two individual events, each boasting a $10,000 prize pool.
The first $10,000 event will take place this Saturday, February 23 at all 15 Winners locations throughout Connecticut and through Winners Telephone wagering system. The second event will take place in December 2013.
A $20 entrance fee for the event can be made in person or over the phone. Fans that register early for Saturday's event will get a free $10 voucher or $10 into their account if telephone players. Early registration promotion ends Friday, February 22.
Ted Taylor, Sportech's Managing Director of the Connecticut business said, "We set out to provide racing enthusiasts with exciting quality racing events throughout the year. Partnering with Palm Beach Kennel Club allows us to provide our customers with a significant prize pool and an opportunity to compete on the highest-quality greyhound racing in the country."
Dennis Bicsak, Director of Simulcast Sales, Palm Beach Kennel Club said, "As the premier greyhound racetrack in North America, we are pleased to renew our partnership with Winners in offering this special event. We are dedicated to offering great greyhound racing events that the fans of the sport so rightly deserve".
Winners Palm Beach Kennel Club Challenge is open to customers age 21 and over.
Where is Winners? Visit www.MyWinners.com for a listing of 15 Connecticut locations.
Customers living outside Connecticut can participate in the contest by calling (800) 468-2260 (toll-free). Winners offers a convenient telephone wagering services to customers from the following states: Arkansas, Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia & Wyoming.
Winners is a division of Sportech Venues, Inc., which is a subsidiary of Sportech Plc (LSE: SPO). Winners is Connecticut's exclusive home for wagering on horse racing, greyhound racing and jai-alai, with a network of 15 off-track and sports bar wagering venues and an account wagering service that offers telephone wagering. In 2013, Winners will launch an Internet wagering service to allow Connecticut residents ages 18 and over to wager over the Internet on horse racing.
Sportech holds the exclusive license to conduct off-track pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing, greyhound racing and jai alai in the State of Connecticut. A portion of every dollar wagered at Winners contributes to the Connecticut General Fund, to local municipal tax funds and to funds for responsible gaming. For more information about Winners, please visit www.mywinners.com.
About Palm Beach Kennel Club
Palm Beach Kennel Club is recognized as a premier entertainment complex and Palm Beach County's #1 spectator sport. The Kennel Club features: the thrill of live Greyhound racing; simulcasts from top facilities in the country; a beautiful and newly renovated facility; the 64-table Poker room with tournaments; a wide variety of dining options; millions of dollars in winnings paid out and a busy schedule of stakes events, special promotions and giveaways. For more information please visit www.pbkennelclub.com
Director of Marketing
SOURCE Sportech, Inc.