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Thoroughbred racetracks in Chile and Spain choose new betting terminal technologies

4 Mar 2016

ATLANTA -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Sportech Racing // Digital, a division of Sportech PLC, (SPO.L), announces that it has entered into agreements for the sale of new betting terminal technology to key customers in South America and Europe.

Sportech will provide the new BetJet SL 2.5 self-service betting terminal to Club Hípico Santiago de Chile and Valparaíso Sporting Club in Chile. These Chilean thoroughbred racetracks are longstanding Sportech customers, with Quantum™ System pari-mutuel betting software and a digital platform for Internet betting. The BetJet® SL 2.5 will offer Chile's customers convenient self-service betting with cash, accounts, and vouchers, and will feature the intuitive ClearBet user interface, which has helped Sportech deliver some of the best self-service results in the industry.

In Spain, Sportech will provide new WAVE betting terminals to Hipódromo de la Zarzuela to replace the racetrack's legacy terminals. The update is part of a global renovation plan at the Madrid thoroughbred racetrack, timed to coincide with its 75th anniversary celebration. The new terminals compliment other renovations that have modernized the racetrack facility, sparking public interest and attracting new fans of horse racing and outdoor entertainment. This technology update also follows last year's migration of racetrack tote operations to Sportech's Quantum Data Center Europe, with its wide range of state-of-the-art services.

Complimenting the new terminals will be a new and exclusive feature designed in collaboration with Hipódromo de la Zarzuela that will enable the use of one-day paperless vouchers. Racetrack customers will now be able to use their own smartphones or tablets to bet at the racetrack without the need to carry paper tickets or queue at teller windows. Sportech is a leader in producing patented mobile betting technologies that facilitate a move away from paper tickets, as exemplified by this new digital voucher feature, as well as by the company's Digital Link mobile betting app.

Andrew Gaughan, President of Sportech Racing // Digital, stated: "These sales speak not only to Sportech's strengthening global presence, but also to the quality of our betting technologies. The adoption in particular of self-service betting, and tools like the paperless voucher, are perfectly consistent with Sportech's goal of helping our customers move toward a paperless betting experience using the players' own mobile devices to ultimately make betting more convenient and efficient."
 
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