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Sportech Signs U.S. Deal with Penn National

U.K.-based Sportech PLC, one of the world’s leading operators and suppliers of pools and tote gaming, has announced a six-year agreement with Penn National Gaming Inc.

The deal will see Sportech’s U.S. division, Sportech Racing LLC, supply betting technology and associated services to numerous PNGI-owned and/or operated properties across nine states, including 11 racetracks, five off-track wagering venues and an internet and telephone account wagering service.

Sportech has the largest operations in the United States of any U.K. gaming company. It currently processes 50 percent of all horse racing bets in the U.S.

“We are delighted to have secured this long-term contract with Penn National Gaming, the largest racetrack and associated betting facility operator in the United States,” said Ian Penrose, Sportech CEO. “This further strengthens our position in the United States, and builds upon the international momentum following sales to the U.K. Tote and a contract with Danske Spil, the State owned Danish gaming operator, earlier this year.”