Sportech Racing Provides Key Pari-mutuel Wagering Technology Upgrades to the
Thoroughbred Racetracks of Chile
Sportech delivers state-of-the-art Quantum™ System pari-mutuel wagering
software and a customized Internet wagering platform to Club Hipico de
Santiago and Sociedad Hipodromo Chile to support wagering from five racetracks
and 210 off-track betting locations in Chile
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 6, 2012
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Sportech Racing, LLC, a
division of Sportech PLC (LSE: SPO), announces the completion of key sales to
the two major thoroughbred racetracks in Chile – Club Hipico de Santiago and
Sociedad Hipodromo Chile – further strengthening the company's position in
South America. Chile now joins Jockey Club Argentina and Jockey Club Peru as
the third Sportech customer in South America deploying a Quantum™ System.
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In 2011, Sportech Racing completed the upgrade of its Quantum™ System
pari-mutuel wagering software and hardware to Jockey Club Argentina to provide
centralized wagering processing for the 970 wagering terminals located at
Hipodromo de San Isidro and over 300 agencies and off-track betting locations.
Also in 2011, Jockey Club Peru began receiving central pari-mutuel processing
services – including the ability to commingle with global pari-mutuel racing
pools – from Sportech's Quantum Data Center located in Sacramento, California.
In Chile, Sportech's Quantum™ System pari-mutuel software and hardware
supports wagering operations for the two major thoroughbred racetracks in
Santiago, Chile – Club Hipico de Santiago and Sociedad Hipodromo Chile –
which, in turn, provide totalizator services to the 3 other racetracks –
Valparaiso Sporting Club, Club Hipico de Antofagasta and Club Hipico de
In addition to Quantum™ System, Sportech also delivered an interactive
wagering platform consisting of an Interactive Voice Response phone wagering
system and a customized Internet wagering website allowing the racetracks to
extend online pari-mutuel wagering, information and unified account management
services to more players in Chile. New equipment installed on wagering
devices will allow players to access account wagering and services at the
racetracks and off-track betting locations, as well as over the Internet or
via telephone, with a single wagering account.
"Sportech Racing is pleased to provide our latest generation pari-mutuel
wagering technologies to our customers in Chile," commented David Haslett,
Managing Director of Sportech Racing. "Our company has long had a presence in
South America and we view further expansion in this market to be key to our
growth strategies. We are confident that both our Quantum™ System and our
interactive wagering technologies will allow our South American customers to
diversify their product offerings thereby reaching new players."
About Sportech Racing, LLC
Sportech Racing is a leading global provider of wagering technology solutions
to licensed racetracks, off-track betting networks, Internet wagering
operators and casinos. Customers include some of the largest racing
organizations in the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia. Sportech also owns
and operates Winners, a network of betting and sports bar venues and a phone
account wagering service, under an exclusive license for pari-mutuel wagering
in Connecticut, and Runnerz, the exclusive home of pools/tote wagering on
horse racing in the Netherlands. Sportech Racing IP&S group has been
providing customized Internet, phone and mobile technologies and associated
services, to licensed gaming operators for over ten years.
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 also has a
developing e-Gaming business. Sportech is headquartered in London, England
with operational offices in Liverpool, England, Atlanta, Connecticut,
Netherlands, Germany and Ireland.
For more information about Sportech PLC, please visit www.sportechplc.com.
+1 (678) 427-3881
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