Sportech Racing & Digital has struck deals to provide new betting terminal technology to two key customers in Chile, as well as a thoroughbred racetrack in the Spanish capital Madrid.

The deals in Chile, Club Hípico de Santiago and Valparaiso Sporting Club, will see Sportech roll out its new BetJet SL 2.5 self-service betting terminals to the two racetracks, both long-standing customers that already use the operator and supplier’s Quantum System pari-mutuel betting software and online betting platform.

The BetJet terminal will allow players to bet using cash, accounts and vouchers, featuring the ClearBet user interface, which has been designed to offer as intuitive a self-service experience as possible.

In Spain, Sportech will supply the Hipodromo de la Zarzuela with its new WAVE betting terminals to replace the track’s legacy machines. These products are being rolled out as part of a major renovation plan at the venue, which coincides with the racetrack’s 75th anniversary.

The new terminals compliment other renovations that have been used to modernise the facility, designed to attract new fans, with latest upgrade coming after the racetrack migrated its tote operations to Sportech’s Quantum Data Centre Europe.

Hipodromo de la Zarzuela will also launch a new, exclusive feature, rolling out one-day paperless vouchers for patrons. This will allow customers to use their own smartphones or tables to bet at the track without the need to carry paper tickets or queue at teller windows.

Sportech claims to be a leader in creating patented mobile betting technologies that allow operators to shift away from paper tickets, shown by the new feature and the Digital Link mobile betting app.

“These sales speak not only to Sportech's strengthening global presence, but also to the quality of our betting technologies,” Sportech Racing & Digital president Andrew Gaughan commented. “The adoption in particular of self-service betting, and tools like the paperless voucher, are perfectly consistent with Sportech's goal of helping our customers move toward a paperless betting experience using the players' own mobile devices to ultimately make betting more convenient and efficient.”

Shares in Sportech plc (Co.Data) (LSE:SPO) have fallen 0.96 per cent to 51.50 pence per share in London this morning.

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