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Sportech Racing and Digital has launched a range of betting solutions for the Macau Jockey Club (MJC), including the first deployment of its G4 digital betting platform in Asia.

Sportech signed a deal with the horse racing and betting operator earlier this year to provide technology to transform the way MJC delivers racing and betting to its customers.

This has seen Sportech supply its Quantum pari-mutuel betting system along with teller-operated betting terminals, self-service betting terminals, and a new betting website which utilises Sportech’s G4 digital framework.

"Today marks the beginning of a very meaningful venture and partnership between Sportech and Macau Jockey Club,” commented Thomas Li, CEO and executive director of the Macau Jockey Club. “With the dynamic Quantum System, MJC is better positioned with opportunities to reach out to more racing enthusiasts and customers in the coming years."

The launch coincides with the opening of a new Sportech Operations Centre in Asia in Q4 of this year, designed to complement its Singapore sales office and build on recent deals in Malaysia and Vietnam.

Lance Ku, an experienced operations professional who has worked for Sportech for almost two decades, will head up the new centre. He is currently based in California as a field service manager.

"We are very happy to welcome the Macau Jockey Club to the Sportech Racing Digital family of customers and are very excited to see the further expansion of our Quantum System software and our terminal and digital betting technologies into the Asian market,” said Andrew Gaughan, president of Sportech Racing and Digital.

“We are committed to investing in the region and the establishment of our new Sportech Operations Centre Asia is evidence of that commitment.”

Gaughan said that the company was looking forward to introducing the MJC team to twenty of Europe's racing and pari-mutuel betting operators next week at Sportech's European Customer Summit in Bordeaux, France.

“The MJC will have an opportunity to discuss how best to leverage their new Quantum System commingling capabilities with some of the world's premier racing and pools betting partners,” he added.