ATLANTA, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sportech Racing and Digital ("Sportech") is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a new contract to provide pari-mutuel tote wagering systems and services to Great Canadian Gaming Corporation ("Great Canadian Gaming"), owner and operator of multiple racetrack and casino gaming venues in Canada.
Sportech Racing and Digital already supports Great Canadian Gaming's pari-mutuel wagering activities conducted at the company's racetracks and betting venues in British Columbia and Ontario, and through its digital wagering services, from Sportech's Quantum Data Center in New Jersey. Under the new agreement, Sportech will provide new teller-operated and self-service wagering devices as well as the mobile wagering service that allows patrons to conveniently wager with their own smart phone or tablet while on track.
Bruce Barbour, Executive Director, Racing Operations for Great Canadian Gaming, remarked, "We have been pleased with the reliability and performance of Sportech's wagering technology, and with the level of service we have received, and we look forward to implementing some of the new technologies Sportech has on the horizon."
Andrew Gaughan, President of Sportech Racing and Digital, said, "This new contract with Great Canadian Gaming extends an important relationship with a valued customer. It not only provides more efficient wagering terminals, but also provides the opportunity to adopt new and emerging technologies, such as Sportech's Digital Link™ mobile wagering and digital voucher suite."
About Sportech Racing and Digital
Sportech Racing and Digital, a division of Sportech PLC, is a leading global provider of wagering technology solutions to licensed racetracks, off-track betting networks, Internet wagering operators and casinos. In addition to the software, hardware and services that facilitate land-based pari-mutuel wagering, the division provides customized Internet, phone and mobile technologies and associated services to licensed gaming operators in the U.S. and Puerto Rico as one of the largest Internet wagering technology providers and operators in the U.S.
About Sportech PLC
Sportech PLC is a sports gaming and entertainment company and one of the world's leading pool betting organizations, focusing on highly regulated markets worldwide. Sportech provides betting technology for football (soccer), horseracing and, through its recent acquisition of Data Tote Limited, the majority of the UK and Ireland's greyhound tracks. Sportech PLC processes over $13 billion in bets annually with a presence in 30 countries. Sportech is headquartered in London, England with operational offices in Liverpool, Bristol, Atlanta, Connecticut, California, New Jersey, Netherlands, Germany and Ireland. For more information about Sportech PLC, please visit www.sportechplc.com.
About Great Canadian Gaming Corporation
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is a multi-jurisdictional gaming, entertainment and hospitality operator with 17 gaming facilities, which include ten casinos, four horse racetrack casinos, three community gaming centres, and a Four Diamond hotel resort, located in British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Washington State.
Great Canadian's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "GC".
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