Sportech subsidiary Sportech Racing and Digital has signed up Spanish racetrack operator Apuesta Hipica y Deportiva Iberia SA as its latest European customer.

Sportech Racing will supply the company with its Quantum System solution to power pari-mutuel betting services at the operator’s venue, the Gran Hipodromo de Andalucia, operated from its European Quantum datacentre in Germany.

The deal further strengthens Sportech Racing’s European client base, with the company already providing its Quantum solution and datacentre services, global commingling services and betting devices to customers in 14 countries.

It currently works with a number of high-profile operators such as Betfred Totepool, Italy’s Fintoto, Danish monopoly operator Danske Spil, the Turkey Jockey Club and Tote Ireland.

Managing director of Apuesta Hipica y Deportiva Iberia Manuel Garcia Orozco commented: “We look forward to taking advantage of the opportunities Sportech's pari-mutuel wagering software and services will offer, particularly enhancing the betting experience, and expanding our market reach and menu of betting products through commingling.”

Sportech Racing and Digital president Andrew Gaughan said he was very pleased to welcome the operator as a customer and to expand the company's client base in Spain and Europe.

“We are confident that Apuesta Hipica y Deportiva Iberia will find that our systems and services offer the ability to enhance their business, with investments made by Sportech on Quantum System, digital and land-based betting technologies, global commingling capabilities, and the European Quantum Data Centre,” he said.

Shares in Sportech plc. (Co. Data) (LSE:SPO) closed in London Friday down 1.15 per cent at 64.75 pence per share.

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