The Football Pools operator Sportech has reported a lacklustre performance for the first half of 2010 with gross win revenue for the period falling 12 percent versus a year ago to £28.6m, which combined with substantially higher administrative expenses and exceptional costs resulted in a £5.8m loss for the period.

Online football gaming in the half year contributed gross win revenue of just £0.6m, unchanged versus the same period last year, with online gaming contributing a further £2.5m, a fall of 22 per cent. Retail football gaming also recorded a decline with gross win revenue falling 11 per cent to £25.5m.

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