Sportech Division eBet Technologies announces Launch of new Internet Wagering Website for Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation/Batavia Downs

Feb 05, 2013, 07:00 ET from Sportech, Inc.

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- eBet Technologies, Inc. ("eBet") – a division of Sportech, Inc. ("Sportech") – is pleased to announce that it has successfully launched a new Internet pari-mutuel advance deposit wagering platform for Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation/Batavia Downs of New York State ("Western OTB/Batavia Downs") to extend legal, secure Internet wagering on horse racing under the brand "BataviaBets" (

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All eBet wagering platforms provide innovative and intuitive user interfaces for wagering, information and account management, along with a variety of funding mechanisms.  In addition to Internet wagering technologies, eBet is providing Western OTB/Batavia Downs with additional services including back-end reporting, CRM and tech support.

"We are enthusiastic about the benefits the new Internet wagering service will provide to our customers," remarked Jim Haas, Operations Manager of Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation/Batavia Downs.  "We have been very satisfied with the quality of the eBet Internet wagering platform and with the speed and simplicity of implementing this key extension of our account wagering service."

Commenting on the launch, David Schreff, Sportech's Chief Operating Officer – The Americas, said, "We are pleased to welcome Western OTB/Batavia Downs to eBet and Sportech, and are confident that they will find new customers for their wagering services through our proven Internet wagering platform.  The smooth implementation of the BataviaBets service in the midst of the Sportech/eBet acquisition is testament to the expertise and professionalism of the eBet team, led by Mark Gregory, Sportech's new Managing Director of its Interactive Products and Services group."

About Sportech, Inc.

Sportech, Inc. is a subsidiary of Sportech PLC (LSE: SPO), one of the world's leading pools and tote gaming organizations focusing on highly regulated markets worldwide.  Sportech, Inc. is a leading global provider of wagering technology solutions to licensed racetracks, off-track betting networks, Internet wagering operators and casinos.  Sportech's Interactive Products and Services group provides customized Internet, phone and mobile technologies and associated services to licensed gaming operators in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.  In December 2012, Sportech acquired eBet Technologies, Inc., a leading U.S. business-to-business online betting operator and technology and services provider focused on the North American horse racing betting markets.  The combined company is now one of the largest Internet wagering technology providers and operators in the U.S.  Sportech, Inc. also owns and operates Winners, a network of off-track betting and sports bar betting venues and a telephone account wagering service, under an exclusive license to operate pari-mutuel wagering in Connecticut.  In December 2012, Sportech announced that it will expand Winners wagering channels to the Internet in April 2013.

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