TORONTO, Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sportech Racing and Digital, a division of Sportech PLC, (LSE: SPO) announces that it has been selected by Ellis Park as its new provider of pari-mutuel betting technologies and services. This agreement follows another new tote services contract signed earlier this year with Kentucky Downs.
Sportech began providing totalisator services to Kentucky Downs just before commencement of its record-breaking live meet under a contract that includes Sportech's BetJet® terminals.
Sportech will commence with tote services for Ellis Park in January 2017. As with Kentucky Downs, Sportech will deliver betting services to Ellis Park with its world-class Quantum™ System– the world's most widely-deployed pari-mutuel betting software – operated from Sportech's state-of-the-art Global Quantum™ Data and Operations Center.
Patrons of Ellis Park will also enjoy an upgrade in the betting technologies available to them, including Sportech's new BetJet® SL 2.5 self-service terminals and the Sportech Tablet for wireless account betting.
Ellis Park's President, Ron Geary, stated, "We evaluated our options and were impressed with Sportech Racing and Digital's technology, their track record, and their independence. We are looking forward to a smooth transition to the new technologies and to offering our players an overall improved betting experience."
Corey Johnsen, President of Kentucky Downs, stated, "We have been very happy with our first live meet working with Sportech and have been pleased with not only their technology and their service, but also with their cooperation and professionalism. Our on-track handle was up 48% and Sportech was an important part of that improved customer service. We look forward to continuing to work together to give our players a fantastic experience."
Andrew Gaughan, President of Sportech Racing and Digital said, "We are happy to welcome both Ellis Park and Kentucky Downs to the Sportech family and to expand our operations footprint into the state of Kentucky. This year we have experienced tremendous growth in our overseas business, particularly in Europe and Asia, but we are steadfastly committed to strengthening our footprint in North America and to delivering innovative products and services that meet the high demands of that market."
About Sportech Racing and Digital and Sportech PLC
Sportech Racing and Digital, a division of Sportech PLC, is a leading global provider of wagering technology solutions to licensed betting operators. Sportech's footprint is international in scope. The company is a leading provider in the Americas and in the Caribbean, is the dominant independent provider of pari-mutuel betting technologies and services in Europe, and has a growing presence in Asia. In addition to software, hardware and services that facilitate land-based pari-mutuel wagering, Sportech is one of the largest digital wagering technology providers and operators in the U.S. Through the Bump 50:50 division, the company provides technologies and services to allow charitable foundations affiliated with professional sports teams to design, manage, execute, and promote 50/50 raffles. For more information visit www.sportech.net.
Sportech PLC is one of the world's leading operators and suppliers of pools betting services, occupying a unique position in the highly regulated and emerging gaming markets worldwide. Globally we process over $11 billion in bets annually, with a presence in over 35 countries, including customers in most US states that permit such betting. For more information, visit www.sportechplc.com.
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