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Penn Gaming selects new internet/betting company

07:22 AM 14 Nov 2015 NZDT
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ATLANTA, Nov. 11, 2015  -- Sportech Racing // Digital, a division of Sportech PLC, (LSE: SPO) is pleased to announce that it has been selected by an affiliate of Penn National Gaming, Inc. ("PNG") to deliver new internet and mobile solutions for pari-mutuel betting. Sportech will provide the G4 framework for Internet betting, and the Digital Linkâ„¢ app for mobile betting, along with a package of associated services that includes call center betting, customer care, and tech support.

Sportech is the exclusive provider of pari-mutuel betting services to Penn National Gaming's twelve racetracks and four off-track betting locations located in nine different jurisdictions. Sportech has also provided PNG's eBetUSA betting website since the service first launched sixteen years ago.

The new G4 and Digital Linkâ„¢ platforms will leverage the power of Sportech's Quantumâ„¢ System software and BetJet betting terminals to offer players the convenience of using a single account and single digital wallet across all betting channels. This means that players can use their PNG account over the Internet, with the Digital Linkâ„¢ mobile app, over the phone with a call center operator, or with a betting terminal located at one of PNG's 16 brick-and-mortar locations based on the laws and regulations of each jurisdiction.

Andrew Gaughan, President of Sportech Racing // Digital said, "We are very pleased to expand our business relationship with Penn National Gaming, the largest owner and operator of racetrack and associated betting facilities in the United States. The G4 and Digital Linkâ„¢ platforms, backed by robust CRM tools, and patented features like digital voucher, will deliver convenience and an enhanced betting experience to PNG players all over the country."

Chris McErlean, Vice President Racing for Penn National Gaming, commented, "We sought to offer our current and future players a satisfying and immersive betting experience, with accounts and interfaces that move seamlessly between brick-and-mortar and digital. The new G4 website and Digital Linkâ„¢ mobile, in concert with the land-based services Sportech already provides, will deliver this to our players."

About Sportech Racing // Digital:
Sportech Racing // Digital, a division of Sportech PLC, is a leading global provider of betting technology solutions to licensed racetracks, off-track betting networks, Internet betting operators and casinos. In addition to the software, hardware and services that facilitate land-based pari-mutuel betting, the division provides customized Internet, phone and mobile technologies and services as one of the largest digital betting 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 a sports gaming and entertainment Group and one of the world's leading pool and tote betting organizations. 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 over 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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