Sportech Racing and Digital, a division of London-listed operator Sportech, has signed new contracts with two of its long-term partners, Emerald Downs Racing and Eldorado Resorts, both of which were taken over by new owners last year.

The new agreement will see the company upgrade the pari-mutuel betting technology it supplies to Emerald Downs Racing, which last year merged with Eldorado Resorts, and Emerald Downs, which was acquired by the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe.

Sportech will deliver extensive equipment and software upgrades to both customers. Emerald Downs, the Washington state-based facility, will receive new field board and paddock display equipment, with its betting terminal inventory to be upgrade to the BetJet Series of devices.

Two of Eldorado’s three tracks, the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort and Scioto Downs Racino, located in West Virginia and Ohio respectively, will also have their terminals upgraded to the BetJet Series, with the Presque Isle Downs facility already using the new machines. All three will also take delivery of Sportech’s Digital Link suite for trackside mobile betting.

“We are very gratified to have been selected to continue as the tote technology and services provider to these valued customers, and are pleased to further extend our new Digital Link mobile suite to three more customer locations,” Sportech Racing president Andrew Gaughan commented.

The deals are the latest to be completed by Sportech, which over the past month has secured a Casino Service Industry Enterprise Licence in New Jersey; signed up Spain’s Apuesta Hipica y Deportiva Iberia SA as a new client; and renegotiated its contract with the Connecticut-based Shoreline Star Greyhound and Entertainment Complex.

Shares in Sportech plc (Co.Data) (LSE:SPO) were trading up 2.01 per cent at 67.33 pence per share in London early Wednesday.

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