NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sportech Venues, Inc. ("Sportech"), the owner and operator of Winners sports bars and OTB in Connecticut, are pleased to announce the launch of a major new concept in sports entertainment at the Bradley Teletheater adjacent to Bradley International Airport on Schoepoester Road, in Windsor Locks. Construction concludes shortly, with the opening planned for early January 2014.
The sports bar and restaurant will seat three hundred customers and will feature 70 large screen TV's, a golf simulator, meeting room, and outdoor dining alongside the already popular betting facilities. The main attraction will be a 17 foot wide LED video wall, which will take the experience of watching sport to a new level.
The first 3 years of Sportech's ownership of Winners has seen a significant investment in improving all 15 facilities in the State to enhance the experience of customers and employees alike. The investment of $6 million into new televisions, furniture, betting terminals, carpeting, restrooms, landscaping and other improvements has been very well received by patrons statewide. The development of the flagship Windsor Locks location takes Sportech's investment to nearly $10 million.
Connecticut-based architects Jones Byrne Margeotes Partners of Greenwich (JBMP) and Van Horst General Contractors of East Hartford were selected to design and build the project.
Ted Taylor, Sportech's Managing Director said, "We've done a huge range of renovations in the first 3 years of our ownership, and I am delighted that this flagship project is nearing completion. This is an innovative leisure and entertainment complex that takes watching sport to a new level.
"This has been a major project and we needed local expertise to make it happen. I am delighted that we have been able to use some of Connecticut's finest craftsmen to help us create this magnificent facility."
Lindsey Rutka, President of Van Horst General Contractors said: "We are delighted to be involved on this great project from the start over a year ago. Ted and his team have developed a state-of-the-art venue to fit alongside their existing business and we look forward to enjoying this new experience for ourselves."
About Sportech Venues, Inc. and Winners
Sportech Venues, Inc. holds the exclusive license to conduct off-track pari-mutuel wagering on horseracing, greyhound racing and jai alai in the State of Connecticut, in perpetuity. The company operates 15 off-track and sports bar wagering venues under the brand Winners, in addition to an account wagering service that offers telephone wagering on racing and jai alai. The company will also soon be launching an account wagering service to allow Connecticut residents ages 18 and over to wager over the Internet on horseracing. A portion of every dollar wagered with Winners goes 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 Sportech PLC
Sportech is one of the world's leading pools and tote gaming organizations focusing on highly regulated markets worldwide. Sportech provides pari-mutuel betting on football (soccer), horseracing and greyhounds, processing over $13 billion in bets annually with a presence in 30 countries. Sportech is headquartered in London, England with operational offices in Liverpool (England), Atlanta, Connecticut, California, New Jersey, Netherlands, Germany and Ireland. For more information about Sportech PLC, please visit www.sportechplc.com
SOURCE Sportech Venues, Inc.