March 13, 2018

Sports Haven owner to upgrade betting systems at Pa., PR parimutuels

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Sports Haven owner to provide upgrades to Pa., PR parimutuels

Sportech Racing and Digital, operator of 18 parimutuel betting parlors in Connecticut, including Sports Haven in New Haven, recently announced new contracts to upgrade betting systems at betting facilities in Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico.

The company will provide new systems to Parx Racing at Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pa. and its offsite facilities and Camarero Racetrack outside San Juan, P.R. They include new totaliser systems, which are used to calculate odds, display bets and pay off tickets, as well as upgraded online and digital betting platforms.

Sportech had existing agreements with both facilities.

The 10-year contract with Camarero includes an upgraded website with new features to better engage with customers, according to the company. The track will also receive Sportech's Digital Link mobile app for customers wishing to wager on their tablets or mobile devices, the company said.

In addition, Camarero customers will be able to bet on simulated racing through Sportech's Virtual Racing system.

"Camarero is a valued, long-term customer of Sportech Racing and Digital, and we are pleased to extend and grow our partnership," company President Andrew Gaughan said. "We look forward to using Sportech's technologies to help Camarero deliver the best possible betting experience to racing fans in Puerto Rico, whether they are visiting the track, using the website, or using the new Digital Link mobile betting app."

Upgrades at Parx Racing will include replacing the facility's existing advanced-deposit wagering system, under which bettors must deposit funds beforehand, with Sportech's G4 website and Digital Link mobile betting app, the company said.

Sportech provides more than a dozen websites and mobile apps for betting facilities worldwide.

Christopher Hoffman can be reached at

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