ATLANTA, Sept. 23, 2016
ATLANTA, Sept. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sportech Racing // Digital, a division of Sportech PLC, (LSE: SPO), announces that it has successfully launched a suite of new pari-mutuel betting technologies for its newest customer in Asia, Macau Jockey Club ("MJC").
Sportech delivered its Quantum™ System – the world's most widely deployed pari-mutuel betting system – along with new BetJet® Aero™ teller-operated betting terminals and new BetJet® SL 2.5 self-service betting terminals. MJC also received a new betting website with Sportech's G4 digital framework, the first implementation of G4 in Asia. Sportech will support the MJC implementation under a long-term service and maintenance agreement.
The full suite of new technologies and services from Sportech will help to transform the way Macau Jockey Club delivers racing and betting entertainment to their customers. Quantum™ System offers Macau Jockey Club a significantly expanded list of pools and bet types, and opens the door to seamless direct commingling with international betting partners including Hong Kong Jockey Club. The BetJet® Aero™ makes teller transactions faster and more accurate and the BetJet® SL 2.5 offers convenient self-service betting with cash, accounts, and vouchers. The G4 betting website further extends Macau Jockey Club's offerings to customers when not at the racetrack.
Thomas Li, Macau Jockey Club Chief Executive and Executive Director, commented, "Today marks the beginning of a very meaningful venture and partnership between Sportech and Macau Jockey Club. With the dynamic Quantum System, MJC is better positioned with opportunities to reach out to more racing enthusiasts and customers in the coming years."
With this expansion of Sportech's customer base in Asia – building on new accounts recently secured in Malaysia and Vietnam – the company also announces that it is supplementing its current sales office in Singapore with a new operations center to be opened in Q4 2016. Heading up the new Sportech Operations Center Asia will be Lance Ku, an experienced operations professional formerly based in the USA who has been with Sportech Racing // Digital for 19 years.
Andrew Gaughan, President of Sportech Racing // Digital, stated: "We are very happy to welcome the Macau Jockey Club to the Sportech Racing // Digital family of customers and are very excited to see the further expansion of our Quantum™ System software and our terminal and digital betting technologies into the Asian market. We are committed to investing in the region and the establishment of our new Sportech Operations Center Asia is evidence of that commitment.
We also look forward to introducing the Macau Jockey Club team to twenty of Europe's most prestigious racing and pari-mutuel betting operators next week at Sportech's European Customer Summit in Bordeaux, France. The MJC will have an opportunity to discuss how best to leverage their new Quantum™ System commingling capabilities with some of the world's premier racing and pools betting partners."
About Sportech Racing // Digital
Sportech Racing // 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. Sportech's footprint is truly international in scope. The company is a leading provider in North, Central and South America and in the Caribbean, and is the dominant independent provider of pari-mutuel betting technologies and services in Europe. 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 services as one of the largest digital wagering technology providers and operators in the U.S. Through the Bump 50:50 division, Sportech Racing and Digital now provides technologies and services to allow charitable foundations affiliated with professional sports teams to design, manage, execute, and promote 50/50 raffle programs. For more information about Sportech Racing // Digital, please visit www.sportech.net.
About Sportech PLC
Sportech PLC is one of the world's leading operators and suppliers of pools betting services, occupying a unique position in the highly regulated and emerging gaming markets worldwide. We focus on highly regulated markets worldwide, with our largest activities in the US. Globally we process over $13 billion in bets annually, with a presence in 30 countries, including customers in most US states that permit such betting. The Group operates through 3 divisions: Sportech Racing and Digital, Sportech Venues, and The Football Pools, providing betting technology and operating systems and retail venues for betting on football (soccer), horseracing and greyhound racing. Headquartered in London, England, the company also has operational offices in Connecticut, Atlanta, Toronto, California, New Jersey, Liverpool, Bristol, Netherlands, Germany, and Ireland. For more information about Sportech PLC, please visit www.sportechplc.com.
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