Sportech Racing Extends Services for California Horseracing Tracks

September 14, 2012

Pool and tote sportsbetting supplier Sportech has announced that its North America-facing Sportech Racing subsidiary has signed a three-year extension to an existing contract that sees it provide totalisator services to all horseracing tracks, prostate fairs and off-track betting venues in California.

Sportech, physician the operator of The New Football Pools service in the UK, purchased the Scientific Games Racing operation of American lottery technology provider Scientific Games Corporation in 2010 in a deal worth up to $83 million. The rechristened Sportech Racing operation subsequently implemented an on-track mobile wagering solution for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Santa Anita Park in the western state in addition to working with Southern California Off-Track Wagering Incorporated to develop off-track betting facilities called ‘mini-satellites’ in card clubs, sports bars and restaurants.

“Sportech is very happy to have extended this important business relationship with the California horseracing industry,” said David Haslett, Managing Director for Sportech Racing.

“We look forward to supporting a successful Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park in 2012 and 2013 and will continue to work with the industry to develop ‘mini-satellite’ wagering facilities throughout California to expand distribution and make betting on horseracing widely available to many more new and current fans.”

London-based Sportech stated that the Sportech Racing business and its predecessor has provided wagering technologies and services to the California horseracing industry ‘for two decades’ and the term of its most recent deal saw it develop the custom-built Quantum Data Center facility in Sacramento to service the state’s parimutuel betting industry. It also recently upgraded the wagering system in the ‘Golden State’ to the latest Quantum System, replaced all terminals with the new BetJet Series terminals and provided improved display boards.