Sportech Racing Provides Key Technology and Services to New California Mini Satellite

Sportech Racing helps Santa Clarita Lanes in Saugus, CA bring the thrill of horse racing to a new audience

Aug 06, 2012, 11:18 ET from Sportech Racing, LLC

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sportech Racing LLC, a division of Sportech Plc (LSE: SPO), announced the opening of a new mini satellite off-track wagering venue at Santa Clarita Lanes in Saugus, California.  Mini satellites are off-track wagering operations established in dining and entertainment venues – such as bars, restaurants and card clubs – where patrons can wager on and watch live horseracing. California regulations allow for 45 mini satellites, subject to local approvals, and Sportech has assisted with all those opened to-date.

Sportech was selected to provide key assistance in the identification of venue locations and with build-out of the facilities for wagering activity.  Sportech also provides terminals for wagering, audio/visual equipment for the display of race video and services for on-going operations. Sportech provides totalisator services to the new mini satellite through its Quantum™ Data Center in Sacramento.

David Haslett, Managing Director of Sportech Racing, stated, "We at Sportech believe that the key to growing the fan base for horse racing is about providing exposure to quality events.  This is why we invest in the mini satellite program in California – to introduce as many new fans as possible to the excitement of horse racing."

Santa Clarita Lanes Watch and Wager is located at 21615 Soledad Canyon Rd. Saugus, CA and offers racing Wednesday through Sunday.

About Sportech Racing, LLC
Sportech Racing, a division of Sportech Plc, is a leading global provider of pari-mutuel wagering technology solutions to racetracks, off-track betting networks, Internet wagering operators and casinos. Customers include some of the largest racing organizations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Australia and Asia. Sportech also owns and operates Winners, the network of 15 betting and sports bar venues and an ADW phone wagering service, under an exclusive license for pari-mutuel wagering in the State of Connecticut. Sportech Plc is one of the world's leading pools gaming organizations focusing on highly regulated markets worldwide. Sportech provides pari-mutuel betting on soccer and horse and greyhound racing, processing over $13 billion in bets annually with a presence in 30 countries. Sportech also has a developing e-Gaming business. For more information about Sportech Plc, please visit

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